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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
+1 727-391-6211
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Good opportunity to see some birds native to the area

My family and I have been going to this bird sanctuary for years. It is a really great opportunity... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie B
Ottawa, Canada
Lovely stuff

Delightful sanctuary, seeing the various birds. Very relaxing and interesting. Would recommend. Saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Come and see our birds, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vulture, Shore and Land birds. Come watch us feed our Pelicans every day at 2:30PM. Our Gift Shop is open from 9-3:30PM We are located in front of mile marker #13 on Gulf Blvd. (5th third Bank is directly across the street)
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and plenty of other types...More

1  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful sanctuary, seeing the various birds. Very relaxing and interesting. Would recommend. Saw a bird building a nest in a tree which was very interesting.

1  Thank woomonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit here and it's just as awesome as I remember. The staff takes great care of these birds that were injured -- in most cases it's because our human race shows disregard for animals. Whether they lost a foot because of...More

1  Thank DivingGurl
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Wonderful to see birds, up close and personal! Great learning experience about birds, and the types of dangers that have damaged so many birds. Once you go, the information becomes imprinted in your brain. You will think twice before you let fishing line just float...More

1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

When a friend of mine was visiting me from New Jersey and we were walking along the beach we decided to walk into the seabird sanctuary. It has since changed owners and seems much cleaner now although there are less birds. It's a good place...More

2  Thank S S
Reviewed October 29, 2017

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 in front of our beach balcony. We could...More

1  Thank bevhearn
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

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 less smelly! It’s worth a visit. Doesn’t take long, but...More

1  Thank yellowdog60
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

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 pelicans are splashing around...More

2  Thank Cherstyle
Reviewed October 23, 2017

I have been to this Sanctuary about four times. I just went in October 2017 and the folks taking care of these birds have done a great job cleaning up the place, It kind of smelled bad in early 2017 when I was last there....More

2  Thank westendmed
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the sanctuary for many years and we love this place. It’s always sad to see the injuries sustained by these beautiful creatures often due to the ignorance and stupidity of us humans, but great to know that there are people who...More

2  Thank DollyD27
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Tracy I
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Seabird_Sanctuary | Property representative |
Yes, we have several permanently disabled owls on display at the Sanctuary including a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, a Barn Owl, and four Screech Owls.
July 21, 2015|
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Response from lovecr_9 | Reviewed this property |
Would be a bit of a long walk. Take the trolley that runs all day long, or nice long walk on the beach. Easy access from the beach. Well worth the visit!