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.
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.
Nemo, the only domesticated bird at the Sanctuary, 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.
In 2018, Red appeared in a 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.
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.
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.
Grace is a great horned owl who came to Seaside in February of 2017. Grace has a partially amputated left wing.
Stanley is a barred owl who came to Seaside on April 10, 2017. Stanley has a partially amputated right wing.
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.
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.
Blue was a rescue that was initially found with fishing line tightly wrapped around his right wing. The fishing line was wrapped so tightly around his wing that it had cut into his wing, cutting off the 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.
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
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.
Victor is a black vulture who has a deformed right wing, and is missing a digit on his left wing.
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 back into the wild due to him being a non-native, bird.
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.
Iris, a White Ibis, came to live at Seaside on August 2, 2017. Iris has vision impairment in her left eye, as well as a deformed wing that hinders her from flying.
Buddy has lived in captivity since May of 2016. When found, Buddy was suffering with 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.
Herald is a Herring Gull Who's right wing had been amputated years ago due to a near fatal injury.
Ollie is an American Oystercatcher who has a deformed right wing which makes it impossible for him to fly.
Angel is a snowy egret who has an amputated left foot. Angel was transferred to Seaside in September of 2016.
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785
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