Yes, you can call the Sanctuary's Dr. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital at 727-399-1310 and find out the status of a bird that was rescued. We do recommend that you wait at least 2-3 days before you call since most birds conditions, depending on their injury, won't change for the first couple of days. The ringers on the hospital phones are turned off as to not cause stress to the sick birds. In addition, the hospital staff are extremely busy treating the hundreds of birds that are in the hospital. Due to this all calls will go to the hospital's voicemail. Be sure to leave a message, and a member of the hospital staff will call you back with a status update as soon as it is convenient. Please understand that status updates are a courtesy that we do provide, so your patience is requested and much appreciated.
No, we do not treat pet birds. The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a non-profit avian rehabilitation sanctuary and hospital that treats wild birds. Once you admit a bird to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, the bird can not be returned back to the person who admitted it.
Normal business hours drop-off (8:00am - 4:00pm):
Bring the bird tothe reception area in front of the Dr. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital located near the
No, you do not need to pay for the birds treatment. The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary takes full responsibility of the bird once you drop it off.
If you find a sick or injured bird, you can bring it to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary where our dedicated and experienced hospital staff will diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate the bird for release back into the wild.
front entrance of the Sanctuary, fill out the white "Hospital Admission Form" on the podium, and ring the doorbell for assistance.
After hours drop-off (4:00pm - 8:00am):
Place the sick or injured bird in one of the pet carriers in the "After Hours Injured Bird Drop-Off" station, located just outside of the Sanctuary's main entrance.
We will accept any type of sick or injured wild bird.