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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 March 20, 2014

My family try to visit this place every time we go down to the keys. It is a great place to visit if you are staying nearby. I wouldn't travel more than 15 minutes to visit this place, because it is rather small and you probably won't spend more than an hour there. But if you are in the area, I highly recommend. It is a small quaint sanctuary, tucked away in the mangroves. It is very natural and beautiful and supports a great cause, which is rehabilitating birds. The birds are very up close and many times a pelican will be right in your walking path. It is free!

1  Thank Chiaraajo
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a tiny treasure, set back from the highway and fronting on a salt water pond. This group provides a home and haven for injured Florida birds and amphibians, turtles and others. The birds here are used to human contact and a baby pelican followed me all around the Center. Very nice way to spend an afternoon. And they need your help. Drop a fiver or more in the pot on the way out to say thanks for the work they are doing.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very interesting and a wide variety of birds in rehabilitation. A very noble undertaking. Donations are welcomed, but no pressure. You will feel at giving after seeing how many birds have been saved. There is a nice walk to the beach and a great place to view the sunset.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had done a tour of a parrot rehab centre the other day and loved it so this seemed like a natural. And sure enough we were not disappointed. A wide variety of mostly large birds being rehabbed. A nice walkway through the whole setup ending up at the waters edge.

2  Thank bruceb180
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We missed it on the first day's trip to Dolphin Research center. We asked the friendly staff at Visitor Center and decided to come back second day. The sign on the side of road was kind of blocked by the trees. You need to look for it when approaching 93 mile-marker.

My kids loved the birds and the staff there. There was a duck with broken wing who was kind of famous. He followed the care-keeper everywhere and my kids followed him/her. We met a group of college volunteers from Boston. You can tell everybody working there are sincerely caring the welfare of the birds.

2  Thank derek_huang
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