Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores

4.4
#141 of 620 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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  • We stayed in a condo adjacent to the bird sanctuary, Beach Cottages Building one, # 107. We really enjoyed watching the birds fly out to make their daily catch in the morning and swooping in at night ...  more »
  • My wife and I visit the Seabird Sanctuary every time we visit the beach. Since it has new management, the birds look much happier(if that is possible possible), and the Sanctuary is much cleaner and l...  more »
  • These people do a wonderful thing . I have been 2 times now and donate money there . So many injured birds that need help . This facility is right on the beach . Vultures are just hanging out and the ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This is a neat place for locals and visitors alike. Kids love it here too. Best of all, FREE! (Donations keep it running but no one hassles you for it.) It is a little stinky, because that what birds are... stinky... but it is kept impeccably clean. I was amazed. The water pools are super clean and it is kept up nice. Lots of neat birds to see. Some in cages, some free roam. Lots on the trees too. Bring a camera. Parking is a little tight and it is easy to pass the parking lot entrance from Gulf Boulevard, but you can do a U-turn and come back if you missed it.
  • I've taken 3 injured seabirds here, they saved one and I was told it was released. 2 were put to sleep due to traumatic injuries. They will try to help any seabird and have quite a few on site being rehabilitated or kept due to injuries. The birds are well treated and fed, it's free to walk around and look but I encourage you to leave a donation to help this place and the great people that strive to save native seabirds.
  • Loved the place.. it's free to walk through. Please donate though.. Remember this is basically the only place for 20miles in each direction for birds to have a safe haven.
  • Absolutely amazing. The greatest place to go in Florida if you like birds. Spoke to the staff at length about the work they do and was impressed from beginning to end. Recommending this to anyone who travels in the Tampa Bay area, or even in Florida.

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