May 23, 2011

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores, Florida

Today we visited rescued birds who are rehabilitating from their injuries at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.

Located near Tampa in Indian Shores, Florida, this free attraction provides medical care and a home to injured seabirds until they are ready to return to the wild.

As injured birds recover they are transferred into larger open rehab pens where some are able to come and go as they please.

Birds can often be seen on top of the netted enclosures just begging for entrance.

Birds which have permanent, crippling injuries are provided with a home for life either here at the Sanctuary or at other qualified zoological parks around the world.

Residents of the Sanctuary eat between 400 and 600 pounds of fish each day.

Wherever you go, there you are.

Somebody was born this month and somebody pooped on their sign.

This bird followed us out the back gate of the Sanctuary to the beach and flew away.

Visitors were warned not to disturb the nesting area on the beach behind the Sanctuary.

See some footage of the birds in this video.

For more pictures, click here .

To be continued...

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