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“Worthwhile and Educational”

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Ranked #1 of 21 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.
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worthwhile and Educational”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This bird rehabilitation center seems to do a great job. The enclosures were reasonably sized for injured birds and clean. The birds seemed to be well taken care of and not stressed. We enjoyed talking with a fellow who was cleaning the enclosures. It is so cool to see birds of prey up close--especially the owls. We particularly enjoyed the beach area at the end where lots of wild pelicans, ibis and herons seem to congregate.

Yes, it is free to look around, but for such a worthwhile cause, please leave a donation.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for Kids!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I took my sons, ages 5 and 4, to the rehad center and they loved it. They have this crazy pelican that was following my youngest son, and while he didn't really enjoy that, I thought it was hillarious:) The place is free, but we left a $20 donation. Overall, great experience!

Visited August 2012
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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“interesting place”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This little place is great because it helps the local bird population recover from injuries. its interesting and the donations could be used for great things! A must visit just for the simple fact that it helkps out a good cause.

Visited September 2012
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Hammond, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Thank God for people like this”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We found a baby cormorant at our resort who couldn't fly. These people came and rescued him. he died the next day, but at least they tried. We visited there and it was really cool to see all the animals they have rescued. Especially the big cage with the cockatoos. They have a pelican who can't fly who is loose and follows you around. Very cool

Visited July 2012
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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Precious”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a place that is dear to the heart. Birds in rehabilitation and also housed for the remainder if their injuries prevent them from surviving on their own. A lot of injured and disabled Pelicans. Go see and give a special donation for this worthy cause.

Visited August 2012
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