I have been to Pelican Harbor Seabird Station many times over the years. Whether I bring out-of-town guests or just go over with my husband, everyone is always amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Fortunately, those same characteristics carry over to the most important recipients: The seabirds they rescue, nurse and bring back to health. I happened to be there one day for a release of a rescued pelican to see the results of their work and it was inspiring. Taking a boat tour of the bay with this organization was not only beautiful, but helped us learn so much about the amazing resource of Biscayne Bay. This is an amazing organization with a huge heart and...beautiful feathers.
One morning my child came to me crying while holding an injured baby bird in his hands.
After a few phone calls to divers vet offices we were given the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station's phone number.
First it was reinsuring to speak with someone who took the time to listen and explain what to do with the injured animal while we had it and how to handle it before we could drop it off to the station.
Once we arrived we were warmly greeted and were explained what will be the treatment given to the bird. We received a case number which allowed us to follow up on our case and find out that he recovered well and was soon released.
But what moved me the most that was since I was with my boys who were obviously shaken by the experience, we were offered to visit the outdoor facility and explained the daily functioning of the station.
I was so impressed by the level of attention and care given to both us and the injured patient, I was inspired to apply for a volunteer position.
It is wonderful to have a place like this in Miami.
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.
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.
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!
I have watched them grow for the last 18years. They do a wonderful job rehabilitating injured birds.
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.
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
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.