The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. is the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the
Display areas feature permanently injured birds that have been given a home at our bird sanctuary. Any offspring they produce are released into their natural environment. At any given time, visitors can view in excess of 600 wild birds. So come and visit our wild bird sanctuary and see how we help injured birds.
The Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which depends solely on the financial support of caring individuals.
Founded in 1971 by zoologist Ralph T. Heath, the Sanctuary is world renowned for its innovative rehabilitation techniques, and was the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. The Sanctuary is staffed by experienced professionals and dedicated volunteers. Similar to a human hospital, it is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, bird injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation area.