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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Tavernier
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Owner description: As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over one hundred non-releasable, permanent bird residents as well as wild birds including hawks, owls, vultures, pelicans, terns, gulls, herons, spoonbills, and many more. Visitors are invited to learn about our birds and the fragile ecosystems of the Florida Keys. The Sanctuary is open to the public from sun-rise to sun-set. Admission is free, but donations to help the FKWBC to continue to fulfill our mission are gladly accepted. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of coexistence with all wild bird species. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization.
Reviewed February 10, 2012

the place is in shambles. There was nobody around to ask questions of so we just wandered around and did find birds. Mostly pelicans.

Thank AMY B
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Jordan B, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Amy,

In reviewing all of the reviews for our center over the years, I came across your comment. Firstly, allow me to apologize that your experience was such a negative one. We have implemented many great changes since your visit and, while there is always room for growth in any organization, I believe you would be very pleased with the progress of the Sanctuary. If you find yourself in the area again, I strongly encourage you to give me a call at 305-852-4486 ext.701. I would love to give you a tour around the Laura Quinn Sanctuary and make sure that you have a positive, engaging experience.

Sincerely,

Jordan Budnik

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Sad to see the birds kepts there, but walk out to the beach and you will see lots of wild birds.

1  Thank J0yLady
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Close up views of a small variety of birds including a huge number of local "free/wild" birds that hang around for the food handouts. Staff was very pleasant. Smell, even though understandably unavoidable, was unpleasant. Free, but donations encouraged and deserved.

1  Thank Mooseman_9
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

This seems to be a smallish non-profit which rehabilitates injured birds. It has a tiny parking lot, and many large enclosures for injured birds -- this was interesting it itself. It also has some nice paths leading down tot he shore and through the brush, and on the shore we saw our first Roseate Spoonbills as well as Wood Storks. It's not a fancy place -- definitely not polished or commercial -- but well worth visiting and worth giving them a nice donation.

1  Thank MarkLOlson
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

We were there during feeding time. All the birds were ready! Even some "free" birds came in for a meal.

1  Thank cooleym1
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