The Tampa Bay Area Sights

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

  • 18328 Gulf Blvd. Map It
  • Indian Shores
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's Review

When pelicans and other birds become entangled in fishing lines, locals sometimes carry them to this nonprofit sanctuary, founded by Ralph Heath and dedicated to the rescue, repair, recuperation, and release of sick and injured birds. The sanctuary played a big role after the gulf oil disaster in 2010. At times there are hundreds of land and sea birds in residence, including egrets, herons, gulls, terns, sandhill cranes, hawks, owls, and cormorants.

Sight Information


18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, Florida, 33785, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Donation suggested
  • Daily 9 am–sunset

Published 09/17/2015


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