Save Our Seabirds
Save Our Seabirds bird rescue Sarasota is a non-profit organization located next to Mote Marine and is where the Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary was formerly located on City Island in Sarasota Florida.
My neighbor found a baby Blue Jay on the ground without its mother so we put it in a basket up away from the ground to keep it away from raccoons, cats, etc. in hopes that the mother would come back to help it learn how to fly. After 3 days of feeding it worms and water and no sight of the mother, we took it to Save Our Seabirds Rescue Center located in Sarasota.
When we got there we found the "emergency entrance" for Save Our Seabirds Bird Rescue Sarasota and Jesse "The Swiss army knife" of the staff was so kind and helpful and immediately took Baby Blue Jay in to get him fed and off to the aviator school to teach him to fly! We filled out some paperwork and then we took a tour of the many birds that are currently in rehab.
The mission of Save Our Seabirds bird rescue Sarasota
is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured birds and to educate the public about nature and environmental sustainability. Birds that have been rescued but are unable to be returned to the wild are given permanent homes in the Wild bird learning center.
Save Our Seabirds Bird Rescue Sarasota gets over 2500 calls each year from the general public calling about a bird that is in distress and needs to be rescued. Generally, most of the birds that are from the Bradenton, and Anna Maria Island area are taken to Wildlife Inc.
another non-profit organization for orphaned and injured wildlife on Bradenton Beach but not so much the case anymore. I have just learned that the birds are now transported from Wildlife Inc. to Save Our Seabirds Bird Rescue Sarasota.
The avian hospital at Save Our Seabirds Bird Rescue Sarasota is open every day from 7:30- 4:00 pm. but if you find a bird after hours there is a SOS box near the Emergency entrance that is a safe place to put the bird after hours. The Wild Bird Learning Center is open daily from 10:00-5:00 and is open to the general public and is a great place to take the kids and family.
The most common injuries to birds are caused by fish hooks, golf balls, and automobiles.
Save our Seabirds bird rescue Sarasota is always looking for volunteers, and donations and they even have a wish list for items needed for the facility. Click here for the donation page and you can drop any items off at 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Fl 34326.
To report an injured bird please call 941-388-3010 and if you can somehow get the injured animal in a box and take it to them it would be very helpful. Remember when getting a Pelican DO NOT clamp it’s mouth shut as this is how they breathe. There are many educational videos on the Save Our Seabirds site showing how to catch an injured animal.
For more information on Seabirds, and Wildlife Inc. Please contact Cindy Quinn, RE/MAX Realtor at (941) 780-8000
as I am dedicated to these organizations by donating a portion of my commission with every real estate sale.