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Wild Bird Learning Center

Our unique Wild Bird Learning Center, which is essentially a living museum, offers fascinating educational displays featuring live birds that have been injured and treated, but are unable to be returned to the wild.

We are the only organization of our kind in the Sarasota County Green Business Partnership, and were recently awarded Gold Certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism, because we practice what we preach!

And now, when you download our Free App  "Save Our Seabirds Interactive" for your visit, you will be ready to access our amazing new Augmented Reality signs, which make your smart device come to life with holograms, videos, and educational voice-overs in English, Spanish, or German.

Birdwalk

Strolling along our Birdwalk, visitors compare and contrast the various types of diversification and adaptation that make each species unique, and also gain an insight into why each species has evolved specific features, such as beaks, legs, feathers, or feet, in order to survive in their respective natural habitats. Visitors also learn about the various environmental risks to birds, and how to help minimize them.

Our Birdwalk also serves a broader environmental education purpose. Our Native Plant initiative has filled our sanctuary with native plants and corresponding interpretive signage that explains the importance of native plants to the general environment and also highlights the specific inter-dependencies between plants and birds.
Our 10kW solar array not only reduces our electric bill, it also helps educate our visitors about the importance of alternative energy in our warming planet.
Location:  
1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida, 34236, across the parking lot from Mote Marine Aquarium. 

Hours:
Open to the public every day from 10am to 5pm.

Admission:
Our family-friendly admission is $12 for Adults, $8 for Children aged 4 to 12.

Show your current day ticket from the Mote Marine Aquarium and get HALF OFF ADMISSION!

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