It takes a lot of food and other supplies to care for the 100+ permanently disabled resident birds, as well as the 2,500 sick and injured birds that are admitted into the Sanctuary's hospital each year. Listed below are just some of the supplies that the Sanctuary goes through on a weekly basis:
- 2,500 lbs. of fish (per week). - 25 lbs. of cracked corn (per week). - 25 lbs. of dried dog food (per week)
- 70 lbs. of ground beef (per week). - 25 lbs. of sandhill crane chow (per week). - 10 gallons of bleach (per week)
- 20,000 live mealworms (per week). - 20 lbs. of dove seed (per week). - 1 gallon of germicidal disinfectant (per week)
- 6 lbs. of dried mealworms (per week). - 50 lbs. of waterfowl feed (per week). - 3 gallons of laundry detergent (per week)
- 200 rats (per week). - 15 lbs. of apples (per week).
- 100 mice (per week). - 15 lbs. of grapes (per week).
68% of all donations made to Seaside goes towards the medical treatment and daily care of the sick, injured, and disabled birds that Seaside cares for, with 38% of all donations going towards administrative costs.
In 2018, An episode of the syndicated television show Animal Outtakes was filmed on location at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. The episode aired in the shows fifth season (episode 22) on May 10th, 2018.
In 1982, an episode of the popular children's show, Captain Kangaroo, was filmed on the grounds of where the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary currently sits.
On September 16, 2010, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche visited the site of where the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary currently sits, and performed a Buddhist ceremony to bless the Gulf of Mexico.
Did you know that the iconic pelican statue that overlooks Gulf Blvd. in front of the Sanctuary's entrance actually has a name? His name is "Lucky" and if you look closely you will see he has a hook in his mouth, and line wrapped around his wing.
In 2011, FMPTA Studios filmed the movie "Murder! It's For the Birds" on the grounds of where the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary currently sits. "Murder! It's For the Birds" was a murder mystery comedy about two con artists who plan a murderous plot to steal a Sea Bird Sanctuary. The movie was directed by Dotty Pesillo, and written and produced by Ellen Schnur & Miriam Goodspeed. The movie starred Jeannine Fallio, Frank Santini, Leon Salem, Midge Mamatas, Cora Anne Williams, Peaches-Joy Brown, John Archer Lundgren, Joseph Mammina, Davina Reid, Lytia Brooks, and Debbie Rallo.
Seaside's Director of Operations, Keith Wilkins, and Avian Hospital Director, Melissa Dollard, were filmed on location at the Sanctuary in 2017 for the documentory film, St. Pete Unfiltered. Though the interview footage was cut from the final film when it was released in 2018, Keith Wilkins and Melissa Dollard's names still appear in the films end-credits where they are given special thanks.
On average, The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary releases 669 rehabilitated wild birds back into the wild each year.
Since opening in 2016, The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary has consistently maintained a 4 1/2 star rating on TripAdviser, with 115 people out of 185 people giving the Sanctuary a 5-star "Excellent" rating.
Several telivision shows and movies have been filmed on the site where the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary currently sits on. Listed below are just a few of them:
This does not include all the other types of bird seed, fruits, berries, vegetables, peanuts, and shrimp that the Sanctuary uses.