Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores

4.4
#146 of 630 in Wildlife in Florida
The largest wild bird hospital and sanctuary in the United States, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates injured wild seabirds in hopes of returning them to nature. Spend time up close with the permanently injured birds who reside at the sanctuary full time and take pictures of some of the 600 wild birds that come through. Make sure to bring sunscreen and water, as the sanctuary is mostly outdoors. Be aware that like any place heavily populated by birds, there can be a strong smell. To visit Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and other attractions in Indian Shores, use our Indian Shores online route builder .
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  • This place is kind of run down and sad looking, but the workers taking care of the injured animals here seemed to really care. They even had an "after hours" drop off shelter for injured birds. Admiss...  more »
  • Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a wonderful charitable place to visit, learn about wild life and stroll among many species of birds that have been injured and now being cared for to eventually release th...  more »
  • My family and I have been going to this bird sanctuary for years. It is a really great opportunity to see some of the birds that are native to the area up close. There are tons of pelicans, some owls ...  more »
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  • The best FREE local attraction... Educational for the kids. Nice variety of seabirds to view plus Hawks Owls and more. Resident birds that for some reason can not be released. Have a home here...constant inflow of injured birds...fish hooks and line common ...are fixed up and released back into the wild. Rescue and Rehabilitation. One egret got hit by a car and had broken leg... He got fixed up and returned by himself to his hangout by the baithouse on Clearwater Beach...now known as Lucky. Donations welcome and a nice little gift shop keep the place operating.
  • Brought a injured hawk yesterday and everyone was great. It felt great knowing he was in such a great place! No change and they just had donation boxes available. I highly recommend families stop in and get a close up look at our local birds. Places like this are vital! Highly recommend! Stop by make a donation if you can, it's a wonderful place and you'll leave happy knowing places like this exist, and working so hard to preserve the health of our local birds.
  • Since my birdwatcher granddad brought me here as a kid I have been trying to visit every time I'm nearby. Really great effort is made by these people to help shorebirds, it's important work.
  • A great place for injured birds. This sanctuary needs our help. There is no charge so if you go in please donate what you can. After all, you'll probably spend more than $15 for putt putt this week.
  • A wonderful place where the volunteers work tirelessly to rehab and care for a wide assortment of beautiful birds. Highly recommend supporting the sanctuary.

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