Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is truly a unique place. The Sanctuary is staffed by experienced professionals and dedicated volunteers. Similar to a human hospital, it is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, and indoor and outdoor rehabilitation areas. An average of 15-20 wild birds are admitted every day for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, approximately 90% of these injuries are directly or indirectly attributable to humans.
The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is considered to be one of the top avian rehabilitation centers in the world. Up to 5,000 wild injured birds (159 different species ) are admitted to the hospital each year for care. Over 80% of the birds that survive the first 24 hours are successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wild.