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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores
(4.3/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
The largest wild bird hospital and sanctuary in the United States, Suncoast 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. Put Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Indian Shores vacation builder.
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  • Nice to see this non profit caring for the birds. The have even taken in people's unwanted/ mistreated pets. Interesting to see the wild birds who go there just to hang out at a safe place - the wild ...  more »
  • As of the first of this month, Suncoast changed hands and its name but as I understand its still in the family. We have visited the birds every time we come to Florida for the past 30 years. It's wond...  more »
  • Had to stop by and see after hearing of this place. There are several different types of birds here. So many seagulls. It's nice to know there is a place like this to help those who cannot help themse...  more »
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  • I love this place! It never gets old and at feeding time it's so fun to watch the other healthy birds fly by in hopes of getting food. Free admission with a few donation boxes and cheap cute things at gift shop. Also has free parking and an outlet onto the beach!
  • I love birds, and this place has them. March/April is the best time of the year to go as it is the breading season and the babies are being tended to by mom and dad. Quite the site. If you are afraid of birds, this is a real up close and personal experience. Yes, injured birds are behind netting, but the awesome part is the wild birds that are there for a visit just like you and me. We watch together outside the netting, respecting each others space and taking in the experience. I love this place.
  • Love this place. They do a lot of good with the birds. We come because my mother loved it and now were passing that on. Donate donate donate...
  • Great people doing a great service! Been back a couple times and love that we can adopt/sponsor a wildlife friend!
  • I don't not appreciate how they handled the bird I turned into them. They grabbed it out of the box and the bird made a noise like it hurt and I did not appreciate being lied to either they said someone comes out every hour to check the birds and I put a dove with a broken wing in one of the cages and came back two hours later and he was still there. So wrong. Every creature has to be cherished and loved.