DR. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital:

  • The Dr. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital admits sick, injured, and orphaned birds 7 days a week from 8:00am - 4:00pm, excluding Christmas day, New Years day, and Thanksgiving day. If you are dropping off a sick or injured bird  before 8:00am, after 4:00pm, or on Christmas day, New Years day, or Thanksgiving day, you may place the bird in our after hours bird drop off center located near the front entrance of the Sanctuary. All birds dropped off at the after hours bird drop off center are checked on throughout the night and admitted into the hospital right away.

Educational Center:

  • The Sanctuary's Education Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am - 4:00pm, excluding Christmas day, New Years day, and Thanksgiving day.

Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida on the sandy shores of Indian Shores, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is truly a unique place to visit.


When planning your visit to the Sanctuary keep in mind that the majority of your visit will take place outdoors in the hot Florida sun. Due to this, make sure to bring some sunscreen. Refreshments are available inside the Sanctuary's gift shop, and shade and seating are available underneath our observation deck.


The Sanctuary also offers endless photo opportunities around the grounds, so be sure to bring your camera.

Sanctuary Grounds:

  • The Sanctuary grounds are open to the public 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8:00am 4:00pm to view a variety of species that are permanent residents at the Sanctuary. Birds that are on display at the Sanctuary range from tiny song and garden birds to the majestic birds of prey. Admission is free.

Gift Shop:

  • The gift shop is open 7 days a week from 9:00am - 4:00pm. The gift shop is closed on Christmas day, New Years day, and Thanksgiving day.