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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

#1 of 21 things to do in Tavernier Features Animals
93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
+1 305-852-4486
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One of our favorite stops

Spray for mosquitos. The birds are so interesting to see up close. Saw water birds I have never... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Williamsburg VA
via mobile
Beware of gorillas (it will make sense later)

Very beautiful center for wildlife. I about loved some of the enclosures and the work they are... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
via mobile
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As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over one hundred non-releasable, permanent bird residents as well as wild birds including hawks, owls, vultures, pelicans, terns, gulls, herons, spoonbills, and many more. Visitors are invited to learn about our birds and the fragile ecosystems of the Florida Keys. The Sanctuary is open to the public from sun-rise to sun-set. Admission is free, but donations to help the FKWBC to continue to fulfill our mission are gladly accepted. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of coexistence with all wild bird species. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization.
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“injured birds” (101 reviews)
“rehab center” (50 reviews)
“donation box” (36 reviews)
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93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
+1 305-852-4486
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spray for mosquitos. The birds are so interesting to see up close. Saw water birds I have never seen before. Lots of information about each bird. We were there for feeding of the water birds in back. Cormorants and pelicans. Very nice for my bird...More

Thank Foodiefive
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful center for wildlife. I about loved some of the enclosures and the work they are doing here. I even brought a baby bird to there hospital recently. Also there is a gorgeous beach on the first half of your tour. Take lots of...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a wonderful place! They are doing great work rehabilitating these beautiful birds, and it is worth the time to visit and leave a donation. The bird enclosures often include the story behind the various injuries, and each bird has a name and is...More

Thank FDinger
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place where injured birds are given a new life. The stories are heartwarming. There is no admission fee; however, donation boxes are located in 2 places. The total experience is heartwarming.

Thank plethera
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Highly recommend - so many great bird attractions. Stop only if to see the meowing bluejay or the multiple adorable owls and pelicans.

Thank HRL_22
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Short, self-guided walking tour to see a variety of birds and learn about why the permanent resident birds are here. Be sure to stop by and see Flop, a jay who imprinted on a human. He seems to enjoy the company of humans and will...More

Thank RobinJack
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The work the employees are doing here is clearly a labor of love. It does not require a long visit to walk through and see numerous species of birds, and the enclosures are labeled with the bird's common name, genus and species, as well as...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I used to volunteer here, mainly worked with the pelicans. Loved it, Laura Quinn dedicated her life to rehabilitating the wild bird population in the Keys & did an outstanding job! Admission is free, but please feel free to utilize the donation box. I found...More

Thank Thymetraveler53
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were told about this sanctuary and were not disappointed. The birds were beautiful and not something you see all the time. The best was "FLOP" the blue bird who mimics a cat.

Thank rappfamily2015
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We had not stopped here since Sept 2015. We brought some British friends here to see the rehabilitation of the birds at the wild bird center. They do a wonderful job here and they have fixed the place up very nicely since we were last...More

Thank mwooduk
Jordan B, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

mwooduk, We are always excited when past guests come back to the Sanctuary and give us their thoughts on the changes they observed (or would like to see implemented). Pickles will sorely be missed for sure. :( Fred is still going strong and we have...More

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23 February 2017|
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Response from Beverly S | Reviewed this property |
On my trip to the Keys in Jan ,I saw many birds..all kinds at the beaches, also at the rehab.Many pelicans ,gulls , commorants and small birds.
27 January 2017|
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Response from Jordan B | Property representative |
That's a great question! Unfortunately we can not allow dog to visit the sanctuary. We hope that will not dissuade you from visiting us.
11 May 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
We went about 45 minutes to an hour before closing (sunset) midweek. We were the only ones there.