Mission


Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured or orphaned brown pelicans, seabirds and other native wildlife; and the preservation and protection of these species through educational and scientific means.

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Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
was founded in 1980 for the purpose of caring for injured brown pelicans and has grown into an internationally recognized center for seabird rehabilitation.

In recent years we have grown to accept most native wildlife, with an emphasis on native birds. More than 156 species were treated in 2014 and over 193 species of native birds have been treated since our inception. We provide a variety of services for our community.

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Education
  • Conservation Research
  • Outreach
  • Wildlife Rescue
  • Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts

Visitors
  • Our facility is open to visitors daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM weekdays and until 5:00 pm on weekends.
  • If you would like a guided tour, or would like to bring more than 6 people, please call in advance at 305-751-9840.
  • Parking and admission are free, although donations are gratefully accepted.
  • Our facility is handicap accessible, fun and educational for all ages.
Injured Wildlife

We accept all injured wildlife, including mammals and reptiles, but no dogs or cats.

Injured animals can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you have found an injured animal that you believe needs help, please bring it in or call us at 305-751-9840.


Miami bird-watching cruises combine nature and beauty

Special to the Miami Herald
BY CAITLIN GRANFIELD - 01/23/2015

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South Florida’s Pelican Harbor sees record bird rescues
BY JENNY STALETOVICH - 01/07/2015

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Releasing a Black and White Warbler

Wildlife Rehabber Yaritza Acosta releasing a black & white warbler recently. This little guy came in during all […]

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