Seaside's Permanent Residents

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 the more popular residents at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.


Birds of Prey

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Rufous

Rufous 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 educational birds, accompanying Seaside staff to offsite events, as well as putting on educational presentations at the Sanctuary.

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Captain

Captain is blind in his right eye due to a chronic injury, as well as having a deformed right wing, making it impossible for him to fly.

Location: Aviary #7

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Miss. Kitty

Miss. Kitty is a great horned owl who has an amputated left wing, a result of necrotic tissue damage caused by a sever 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. Kitty's diet consists of rats.

Location: Aviary #6

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Grace

Grace is a great horned owl  who came to Seaside in February of 2017. Grace has a partially amputated left wing.

Location: Aviary #9

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Stanley

Stanley is a barred owl who came to Seaside on April 10, 2017. Stanley has a partially amputated right wing.

Location: Aviary #8

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Cypress

Cypress is a barn owl who was transferred to Seaside in December of 2018. Cypress has a deformed left wing which makes it impossible for her to fly.

Location: Aviary #12

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Pallas

Pallas 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 facility in Colorado.

Location: Aviary #11

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Kevin

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.

Location: Aviary #2

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Victor

Victor is a black vulture who has a deformed right wing, and is missing a digit on his left wing.

Location: Aviary #10

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Johnny V.

Johnny V. is a black vulture that was transferred to Seaside from another facility on August 21st, 2018. Johnny V. has a deformed humerus in both his left and right wings, leaving him unable to fly.

Location: Aviary #10

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Midnight

Location: Aviary #10

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Ruby

Location: Aviary #10


Pelicans

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Red

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.

Location: Aviary #15

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Mr. Jingles

Mr. Jingles is an Eastern brown pelican that can not fly due to a fused elbow and wrist in his left wing.

Location: Aviary #15

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Nigel

Nigel is an American white pelican that can not fly due to a chronic humeral fracture in his left wing that healed improperly.

Location: Aviary #16


Shorebirds

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Ollie

Ollie is an American Oystercatcher who has a deformed right wing which makes it impossible for him to fly.

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Buddy

 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.

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Herald

Herald is a Herring Gull Who's right wing had been amputated due to a near fatal injury.


Wading Birds

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Blue

Blue is a great blue heron that was a rescued after being found with fishing line tightly wrapped around his right wing, cutting off his circulation and killing the tissue. Due to this, Blue’s wing had to be amputated just above the injury, leaving him without the ability to fly. Blue has been a permanent resident at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary ever since it opened in 2016. Blue enjoys a steady diet of fish and shrimp.

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Brad

 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. 

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Janet

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 

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Iris

Iris is a White Ibis who came to live at Seaside on August 2, 2017. Iris has a vision impairment in her left eye, as well as a deformed wing that hinders her from flying. 


Parrots

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Nemo

Nemo the blue & gold macaw is the only domesticated bird at the Sanctuary. Nemo suffers from permanent feather loss due to stressful living conditions she endured for a period of two years with her original owner. Nemo has been accompanying Sanctuary staff to offsite events since 2017, and also does a twice-weekly presentation at the Sanctuary as well.

Location: Aviary #5

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Calypso

Calypso is a Monk Parakeet that came to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary on June 20, 2018 after being dropped off in the Sanctuary's overnight drop-off. Calypso was limping due to a sprained left foot. Though Calypso's foot healed, he cannot be released back into the wild due to being a non-native bird.

Location: Aviary #3

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Bacardi

Bacardi is a Nanday Parakeet 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 back into the wild due to him being a non-native, bird.

Location: Aviary #3


Songbirds

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Whistler

Whistler is unable to fly due to a deformed right wing. Due to this, he is unable to be released back into the wild, as he would never survive.

Location: Aviary #1

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"Curious" George

Location: Aviary #1