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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 June 21, 2014 via mobile

This was an incredible experience. I stopped by with my 11 year old & we both enjoyed our visit immensely. The "pelican crossing" sign was met with guffaws as indeed a pelican was crossing! We both left with a great appreciation of the selflessness some people demonstrate in their care & attentiveness to nature! Highly recommended!!!

1  Thank Jonitlove
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family and I happened to pass by here after our snorkeling trip was cancelled due to bad weather... The attraction is free, you park and you walk in. The place seems nice and relaxing, the trees, the birds, and even the ocean at the end of the little park. What took me off guard was the place and how it looked. It seemed a little deteriorated and like the birds needed more food. Maybe it was because it was early morning and they were just feeding and watering them for the morning but something seemed a little off. The birds were neat though and really cool to see them

Its free, and cool birds. Maybe its been updated since I last went but its worth visiting. It will only take about 20/30 mins at most. Its a quick in and out type of thing

Thank Kathryn P
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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.

1  Thank LBRosenson
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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.

1  Thank taffien
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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.

Thank TLC54
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