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The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is home to nearly 100 permanently disabled birds which can not be released back into the wild. These birds are on display in the Sanctuary for visitors to view.
Below are some of our most popular residents at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary:
Roosevelt is an American Bald Eagle who came to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary with a deformed wing due to an old gunshot wound. As a result, Roosevelt can't fly strong enough to be released back into the wild.
Rufous is an Eastern Screech Owl that came to Seaside in January of 2017. He was admitted into Seaside's hospital, suffering from head trauma and blind in both eyes. Though Rufous did regain vision in his left eye, he is permanently blind in his right eye, preventing him from ever being released back into the wild. Rufous is one of Seaside's Avian Ambassadors, accompanying Seaside staff to offsite events, as well as putting on educational presentations at the Sanctuary.
Tennille is an Eastern Screech Owl that has lived at the Sanctuary since our opening in 2016. Tennille has a deformed right wing which limits her flight capabilities. She is one of our Avian Ambassadors so be sure to look for her out and about!
Miss. Kitty is a Great Horned Owl who has an amputated left wing, a result of necrotic tissue damage caused by a severe infection. Miss. Kitty has been living in captivity since 2007 and has been a permanent resident at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary ever since it opened in 2016.
Grace is a Great Horned Owl who came to Seaside in February of 2017. Grace has a partially amputated left wing likely due to a vehicle strike.
Cypress is a Barn Owl who was transferred to Seaside in December of 2018 from our friends at Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife. Cypress was struck by a vehicle and sustained a fracture to her left wing that did not heal well enough for her to be able to be released. She is one of our Avian Ambassadors to be sure to look for her out and about!
Pacino is a Barred Owl who came to the Sanctuary in 2020. "Chino" was struck by a car and had a wing fracture that did not heal well enough for her to be released. She is also blind in her right eye. "Chino" is one of our Avian Ambassadors to be sure to look for her out and about!
Pallas is a Red-tailed Hawk that was rescued in Utah after being struck by a car, resulting in a broken left wing. Unfortunately Pallas' wing did not heal correctly, resulting in a deformation which hinders her flight. Pallas joined the Seaside family in April of 2018 after being transferred to the Sanctuary from a Nature's Educators in Colorado.
Cybil is a Red-shouldered Hawk that was admitted into Seaside's hospital in April of 2020 with an already healing fracture of the right wrist. Cybil is only partially flighted and therefore unable to survive in the wild. She is one of our Avian Ambassadors so be sure to look for her out and about!
Kevin is an American Kestrel who came to Seaside as a young fledgling. He is non-releasable due to a shoulder injury that did not heal properly so he is unable to fly well enough to survive in the wild. Kevin is one of our Avian Ambassadors so be sure to look for him out and about!
Johnny V. is a Black Vulture that was transferred to Seaside from the Center for Birds of Prey on August 21st, 2018. Johnny V. sustained multiple fractures in his left wing that healed in the wild, leaving him unable to fly.
Lars is a Turkey Vulture and he arrived at the Sanctuary in 2020 after being found with a previously healed humerus fracture leaving him unable to fly. He is one of our Avian Ambassadors in training!
Ruby is a Turkey Vulture that has been at the Sanctuary since 2016 and was unable to be released due to a previously healed shoulder fracture.
Phantom is a Peregrine Falcon and she has been a resident at the Sanctuary since 2022. Phantom had a fracture in her right wrist, and unfortunately it did not heal well enough for her to be able to fly. She is currently an Avian Ambassador in training!
Red is an Eastern Brown Pelican that appeared in a 2018 Dutch television commercial for a nature show called Reaal which is hosted by well known biologist Freek Vonk. The commercial was filmed in Miami, in the Florida everglades.
Mr. Jingles is an Eastern Brown Pelican that cannot fly due to a fused elbow and wrist in his left wing.
Nigel is an American White Pelican that can not fly due to a chronic humeral fracture in his left wing that healed improperly.
Ollie is an American White Pelican who was found as a baby off of Lake Huron in Michigan. ARK Wildlife Rescue transported him to our facility in 2020, and he was deemed non-releasable due to imprinting.
Ollie is an American Oystercatcher who has a deformed right wing which makes it impossible for him to fly.
Buddy is a Laughing Gull who was found suffering from a compound fracture in his right wing. The break could not be fixed, and his wing was amputated. Buddy was transferred to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in September of 2016, where he now lives out the rest of his life.
Henry is a Herring Gull whose right wing had been amputated due to a near fatal injury.
Huey is a Double Crested Cormorant who has an amputated right wing. Due to Huey's disability, he is unable to fly.
Dewey is a Double Crested Cormorant who has a deformed left wing. Due to Dewey's disability, he is unable to fly.
Louie is a Double Crested Cormorant who has a luxated right shoulder. Due to Louie's disability, he is unable to fly.
Brad is a Sandhill Crane that has a partially amputated left wing which was the result of a severe infection due to a broken wing. Brad has been a permanent resident of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary ever since it opened in 2016. Brad enjoys a steady diet of sandhill crane chow and cracked corn.
Janet is a Sandhill Crane that is missing 3/4 of her lower mandible (beak). Due to this, Janet is unable to eat on her own in the wild, and requires a specially designed feeder at the Sanctuary in order to eat on her own.
Meatball is a Roseate Spoonbill and one of our newest residents at the Sanctuary after arriving as a patient in April of 2023. Meatball had an already healing fracture of the left wing, rendering him unable to fly. He is currently an Avian Ambassador in training!
Born in 1975, Goldie is a Blue & Gold Macaw that came to the Sanctuary in early 2020 after being found alone in a house for two weeks after its owner passed away inside the house. Goldie suffers from permanent feather loss due to stressful living conditions she endured for a period of thirty years.
Bacardi is a Nanday Conure who came to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary on October 1, 2018 after being dropped-off in our overnight drop-off. Though Bacardi had no injuries, he could not be released due to him being a non-native bird.
Tito is a Nanday Conure who came to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in 2020 after being dropped-off in our overnight drop-off. Tito could not be released back into the wild due to him being a non-native bird.
"Curious" George came to the Sanctuary in August, 2019. George was severely "Imprinted" as a result of being unlawfully raised as a pet by someone.
"Jinx" came to the Sanctuary in September, 2020. Jinx can not fly strong enough to survive in the wild due to permanent damage to his primary flight feathers.
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785
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