Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores

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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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  • A wonderful place to see pelicans and other shorebirds up close. Nestled between high rise condos, the sanctuary is easy to miss. Funded by donations, there is no admission fee. Please leave something in the donation boxes to fund their rescue work. Photographers can find lots of opportunities to capture images of wild birds as they are attracted by the fish feed to the injured birds. The sanctuary is small, but does have beachfront access and a nice raised observation deck.
  • I have loved this place since I was a little girl! Now I love bringing my son to visit the birds. Thank you for taking care of the injured birds. Great place for a quick visit, ideal for kids, and a worthy cause to support!
  • Fun little spot to get up close to injured sea birds. It's nice to be able to walk right out on the beach after walking around the sanctuary. They even have nesting birds this time of year!
  • They are great here. Helped us right away when we brought in an injured bird and encouraged us to call and check for an update. They do wonderful work there
  • Free educational place for the whole family, close to the beach. The best of both world's and all you have to do is make a small donation to help save and rescue injured birds. The owls were very cool.
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