Located on 3 acres of beachfront property on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary has become a West-Central Florida attraction and destination for tourists from all over the world.
Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the 1.7 acre sanctuary which is home to nearly 100 permanently disabled birds. Our permanent residents include Eastern Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls, Oystercatchers, American White Pelicans, Hawks, Vultures, Blue Jays, Sandhill Cranes, Owls, and much more.
In addition to the Sanctuary's display birds, the grounds are home to countless wild birds that freely roam the Sanctuary and nest in the trees above. The Sanctuary is perfectly suited for bird watchers and photographers, as many stroll the grounds of the Sanctuary enjoying the tremendous photography opportunities.
Visit the Sanctuary’s new Environmental Education Center to learn more about Florida's native marine and estuarine environment. On display are native eels, burrfish, and more!
Located in the Sanctuary's Shade Garden is the observation tower. Here visitors can enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as all of the native Florida birds that can be found on the surrounding beach. Learn about the local plant life with the aid of educational signs on display on the tower.
Visit the Sanctuary's gift shop for an ice-cold beverage, or to browse the wide variety of merchandise available such as t-shirts, hats, educational books, paintings and more!
While visiting, be sure to catch one of the daily, weekly or monthly presentations that take place at the Sanctuary…
The Pelican Hand-Feeding Presentation takes place daily at 2:30pm in front of our Pelican aviaries. Here visitors can watch while Sanctuary staff hand-feed fish to our Eastern Brown and American White Pelicans and learn all about these beautiful and charismatic birds.
The Bird of Prey Presentation takes place every Friday and Saturday at 2:00pm in front of the Sanctuary's avian hospital. During the presentation visitors will meet our resident ambassadors and listen while Sanctuary volunteers teach you everything you want to know about Florida's native Raptors.
It's story time at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary!
Bring your kids down to the Sanctuary to meet Rufous, the Sanctuary's resident eastern screech owl, while Amy Nulph, one of the Sanctuary's Avian Hospital Specialists, reads stories from the "Hello Little Owl" book series, written and illustrated by Mary Uihlein. "Reading with Rufous" is a fun, educational experience for younger kids. Please see our Facebook page for Rufous' schedule!
Seaside will periodically conduct public bird releases on the beach just outside of the Sanctuary. Watch as Seaside staff and volunteers release successfully rehabilitated pelicans, gulls, cormorants, and terns. Please follow us on Facebook for updates when a release is scheduled!
Seaside often holds special events at the Sanctuary such a photography classes, Easter egg hunts, Halloween costume contests, yoga classes, and much more. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on upcoming events!
Want to hold a special event at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary? The Sanctuary is the perfect place to hold weddings and children's birthday parties right on the beach!
Come visit the Sanctuary for a fun, relaxing, and educational experience!
Parking and admission is free, but donations are always appreciated!
18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, Florida 33785
Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Hospital (For Injured Bird Admissions):
Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm
After Hours Injured Bird Drop-Off:
Monday - Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00am
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785
The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Federal Tax ID #: 81-3774704
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