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.
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!
Friendly, well-spoken professionals who are passionate about their work. I brought Nugget, a Northern Parula songbird, to them and I'm glad I did. No matter the outcome, I know she's in good hands. Thank you, ladies!
They are the best to treating injured birds by the thousand every year! I seeing all the work they do for those birds because I live close by. Even the cops dropping injured birds here regularly with fishhook or fishing line injuries.
I work for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program in the Biscayne Bay Environmental Center adjacent to the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station. Their staff is nothing less than diligent and dedicated to the cause of helping injured or stranded local wildlife. They work hard to engage the local community in efforts to make every animal a success story.
This is a WONDERFUL organization, manned by very selfless and dedicated volunteers.
Just take a look at the website and look at the pictures of the incredible wildlife being resqued and lovingly cared for. So awesome!
Caring, professional people helping wildlife and our world
We live nearby and regularly visit the seabird station. They have a constant stream of patients and are very busy. They are always welcoming and invite us to tour the birds in the outside area. They are very appreciative of any supplies/donations we are able to give them and are highly dedicated to their work.
This rescue station has become a booming enterprise in the past year. Visitors are welcome and a tour is a very rewarding experience. I especially enjoyed the boat tour of the harbor and release of two large birds.