Looking for wildlife rescue in Sarasota? Save our Seabirds is a wonderful place for rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife.
“Look, can you see an owl? ” a father points to a beautiful bird to his toddler. A boy looks at it intensely with wonder in his eyes.
“This must be a black duck.” – a teenager looks closely. Her mom says there is no such thing as black duck. “Well, it is black, so it must be” a teenager insists. Mom smiles.
These are just a few reactions I overheard while visiting this beautiful place, called Save Our Seabirds. It was a delightful afternoon, and I felt so grateful for staff and volunteers who save injured birds’ lives.
Save Our Seabirds, Inc. is an incredible organization. So much love, so much care, so much attention to detail… People who work there or volunteer their time have a heart full of gold. It takes so much dedication to nurture a bird and bring it back to health, so it could be released back to the wild. If a bird has an intensive injury and can’t survive in the wild, Save Our Seabirds gives it a safe home. A spacious 130,000 square facility houses to around 250 birds consisting of over 30 native and exotic species.
Save Our Seabirds, Inc. is dedicated in rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing birds back to the wild. They also educate people about wildlife and what risks birds encounter in the wilderness. They care for 150 to 1000 birds each year by admitting 3 to 10 birds per day. With public and staff and volunteer care and help, Save Our Seabirds successfully rehabilitate and release up to 85 % of all birds back to the wild.
Save Our Seabirds, Inc. is a non-profit organization, so donations are encouraged. Also, they always are looking for volunteers in a gift shop, hospital support, grounds-keeping, landscape maintenance, office, rescue, fund-raising and grant writing and docent. Training is provided.
Save Our Seabirds, Inc. is open 7 days per week, from 10 AM to 5 PM, and it is located next to Mote Marine Aquarium.
Admission is by donation only ($5 for adults and $3 for children is recommended)
Address:1708 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 If you see an injured bird, please call 941-388-3010. If you see a baby bird out of its nest, or if you hook a bird while fishing by mistake, please do not cut a fishing line. It will be a death trap for it. There are helpful guides in Save Our Seabirds website to recommend what to do in these circumstances. Together we can make a huge difference.