We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

#1 of 9 things to do in Indian Shores Features Animals
18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2097
+1 727-391-6211
Review Highlights
Take some time to help the birds

Great place to educate your kids as well as yourself. This is a rescue operation for birds in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom Y
Good work but run down

This facility and the staff have their hearts in the right place - rescuing marine birds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer M
Tokyo, Japan
via mobile
Read all 521 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Come and see our birds, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vulture, Shore and Land birds. Come watch us feed our Pelicans every day at 2:30PM. Our Gift Shop is open from 9-3:30PM We are located in front of mile marker #13 on Gulf Blvd. (5th third Bank is directly across the street)
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injured birds” (82 reviews)
“sea birds” (94 reviews)
“bird rescue” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2097
+1 727-391-6211
Write a Review
Reviews (521)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 521 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great place to educate your kids as well as yourself. This is a rescue operation for birds in the area usually damaged by our human presence in their environment. This place does a great job caring for these animals and need our help.

Thank Tom Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This facility and the staff have their hearts in the right place - rescuing marine birds and rehabilitating them. But the place is run down. They are making some improvements though. The voluntary donation doesn't generate enough funds for significant repairs. But requiring an entrance...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful center that helps rescue birds. I had no idea that there were so many different species of birds in this area. My favorite were the white pelicans, much larger than I expected to see. They also have owls and vultures. No...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can no only view disabled and healthy birds indigenous to this area of Florida but you can also enjoy this spot on the Gulf of Mexico. Compact. Nice for strolling to see these feathered folk. Donations most welcome to help this worthwhile work. Try...More

Thank DianneWheatley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this bird sanctuary by accident. We really enjoyed walking thru. It was feeding time and that was cool. It is a small place but really interesting. From what I understand they are funded 100% by donations. Definitely worth checking out.

1  Thank Beth E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to stop in and see the birds and their sanctuary. It was a quick trip but it was well worth the time. You get to see all kinds of birds and see the treatment they are given to get back...More

1  Thank bond3333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful place. It's home to many of the local disabled birds who would otherwise be unable to survive in the wild. It is free to get in.... they just ask for donations. Everyone are volunteers and do a truly incredible job....More

1  Thank ClarkeyFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores does a fantastic job with the birds and with educating the public on the hazards humans create for seabirds. We came in from the beach, followed the paths around the cages and read all the signs describing the...More

1  Thank kasey47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have several types of birds that are cool to observe close up. The pelicans are particularly hilarious. Note, however, that it is kind of run down and smells terribly. Not a lot of people stop there so most of the time you get the...More

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another place that is tucked away and easy to miss. The price is right since it's free and they just asked for donations. Lots of needs water birds, some being rehabbed and lots of wild ones nesting in trees. Good place for bird lovers

1  Thank allaboutthefamily
Nearby Restaurants
Friendly Tavern
229 reviews
.53 km away
Seabreeze Island Grill and Raw Bar
1,769 reviews
1.04 km away
Indian Shores Coffee Company
396 reviews
1.25 km away
Kenny's Korner Inn
238 reviews
1.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Redington Shores Beach
121 reviews
.52 km away
Candy Kitchen
18 reviews
.50 km away
The Original Wahoo's Waterside Pub & Patio
22 reviews
1.20 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tracy I
Do you have owls there?
10 February 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Seabird_Sanctuary | Property representative |
Yes, we have several permanently disabled owls on display at the Sanctuary including a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, a Barn Owl, and four Screech Owls.
Hi, we are staying at Clearwater and would love to visit, is it far as we re unlikely to have acar?thanks
21 July 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from lovecr_9 | Reviewed this property |
Would be a bit of a long walk. Take the trolley that runs all day long, or nice long walk on the beach. Easy access from the beach. Well worth the visit!