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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

95 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

JenniferMaria

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station play a vital role in the education, rehabilitation and conservation of injured wildlife. SFL is fortunate to have such a dedication and well run organization.

2 Meghan19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

1 Leigh13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Caring, professional people helping wildlife and our world

1

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

1 Anne132

Donor

Rating: 5

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.