Fodor's Expert Review Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

Clearwater Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

When pelicans and other birds become entangled in fishing lines, locals sometimes carry them to this nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, repair, recuperation, and release of sick and injured birds. Formerly the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, this beachfront spot 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.

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18328 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, Florida  33785, USA


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Rate Includes: Donation suggested

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