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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Pelican Harbor Seabird Station was founded in 1980 to help injured pelicans found swimming toward their rookery at sundown. An average of 265 pelicans per year have been treated ever since, with a release rate over 75%. We maintain 40 permanently injured pelicans for on-site educational display and for outreach programs at schools and we are currently planning a formal research project involving release of their progeny to help a local natural pelican rookery.

Programs: The pelican harbor seabird station, inc. (phss) is a florida not-for-profit corporation organized for the purpose of rescuing, rehabilitating, sick, injured or orphaned wildlife and releasing them back into the wild once they have recovered. Phss is a federally permitted wildlife rehabilitation facility under us fish & wildlife permit #mb4856a-3. Phss specializes in the treatment of birds with a focus on brown pelicans and seabirds. However, more than 1,968 patients representing 156 species were treated 2014. In addition to rehabilitation, we also have a strong focus on education through numerous on site tours, outreach at community events and school programs.

Community Stories

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is the only non-profit organization that has continually answered my telephone calls regarding ANY KIND of bird problem and/or mammal problems. That is important when you find a stranded animal and no one else calls you back. These people not only have the KNOWLEDGE, but they are very helpful with helping out our native wildlife (no matter what it is).

I go back with Pelican Harry ran this organization and what a great human being he was.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've gone to visit three times. It is always an education. I took home a small Conure that they had been sheltering for a few weeks. The bird is very healthy - which they checked out before releasing it to me. I am planning to take Boston visitors on the next sunset bird cruise. I am looking forward to that experience a lot.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pelicans need our help. We take them for granted because we grew up in FL with them all over the place. The people who work at the Pelican Harbor will help any animal they can. If they don't have means to fix it they find a place that can. The education and experience you receive on their boat tour is extraordinary. We saw a bald eagle on one trip. The baby pelicans are so innocent and need protection. The staff is kind too!
Thank you,

Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched them grow for the last 18years. They do a wonderful job rehabilitating injured birds.



General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been supporting the Pelican Sea Bird Station for around twenty-five plus years and found them to be the most important organization for the rescue and rehabilitation of our sea birds.
Between 1995 and 2005 I was employed by Miami-Dade County Parks Dept. to oversee the property where the Sea Bird Station is located. The founder and staff were the greatest people to work with.
Even that I moved from Miami I intend to continue to support them through donations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have dropped off injured birds found on our property. They have also come to pick up injured birds from our property. Both were wood storks.
Montgomery Botanical Center
11091 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful place, not only for helping pelicans but for educating the public. I have taken my students there for years. I have taken wounded birds to them and they have taken care of them and found them new homes.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have supported this program for several years. They are a caring group of people who go the extra mile for Florida's pelicans & other wildlife. My contributions are wisely used.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It is small but has some neat birds. Staff is knowledgeable and likes to share information and they are happy to take time answering questions. It is a fun stop to learn about rehab of birds and conservation in general.

Helen41

Volunteer

Rating: 4

PHSS welcomed me with open arms when I re-located from the UK and was looking to take up voluntary roles to help animals in need. As a zookeeper I have no doubt that all the staff and volunteers at PHSS do everything in their power to assist injured and orphaned animals and I have seen the wide variety of animals they help, from pelicans to turtles, pigs, doves and everything in between. I love spending time at PHSS and feel that I am appreciated for the help I give them. I now help PHSS receive donations by shopping online through http://smile.amazon.com/ and donating all of my loose change!