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“Please visit and see what devotion to wild birds looks like...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

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.
Cherry Hill, NJ
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Please visit and see what devotion to wild birds looks like...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

Such a back to basics place. A very Mom and Pop atmosphere with a mission that is so heartwarming. These coastal birds have an uphill battle to stay healthy, avoid poisons, rotten people with bb guns (or worse), Mankind has shed some true kindness within this lovely Rehabilitation Center. Spend an hour or so touring the compound and give a hearty thank you to the folks who run it! A five dollar donation is suggested - we doubled it.

Visited June 2014
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“Needs lots of support but it is a Good Thing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

It seems to be a well kept secret... It's free (donations accepted and needed). We enjoyed the birds and their various stories. Lots of signs are not legible (again support really needed) but the birds are loved and well cared for. Were glad we went and recommend it and hope it gets lots of financial support.

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Twinsburg, Ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great little area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is free, and they are doing a wonderful job. It only takes about 1/2 hour or so, but well worth the stop. I give these guys alot of credit for taking care of the birds.

Visited May 2014
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“So worthwhile!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

An amazing place! Wild birds are offered rehab here. Those who can be released back into the wild are, those who require permanent homes are kept here. There are no entry fees but donations are suggested. I concur! Donate what you can:) The staff is caring and knowledgable. Ask pretty much any question about the birds and they can answer. We thoroughly enjoyed out visit.

Visited May 2014
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Hernando, Florida
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Interesting Place and it is FREE and educational to boot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a non-profit facility for rehabilitating sick and injured birds. Some birds cannot be released, and are lovingly cared for by the staff and volunteers. You are likely to see just about any kind of a bird that lives in or migrates through the keys. The best time to visit is between 8:00 and 9:00 AM so you can see the pelican parade, but anytime is worthwhile. During the hot summer months, it is best to avoid mid-day, as it can get stifling in the hammock.

Visited April 2014
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