Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida in Indian Shores, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a Central Florida attraction, and is a destination for tourists from all over the world.
Founded in 2016, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, treatment, and rehabilitation of sick and injured wild birds, with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.
Considered one of the top avian rehabilitation centers in the country, The Sanctuary’s 1.5-acre property houses a full service Avian hospital & rehabilitation center that is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, and indoor and outdoor rehabilitation areas. On average, 3,000 sick and injured wild birds are admitted into the hospital each year.The Sanctuary features over 100 birds on display ranging from tiny song and garden birds to a variety of sea birds and majestic birds of prey. The Sanctuary also features daily and weekly demonstrations, an educational center, observation deck, and gift shop. The Sanctuary is perfectly suited for the avid birder. Many stroll the grounds of the Sanctuary enjoying the tremendous opportunities for photography.
Admission and parking for the Sanctuary is free. Groups of ten or more can book tours in advance. The facility is open 365 days a year from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Private donations are the Sanctuary's only means of support, as it does not receive any government funding.