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Florida Keys Wild Bird
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- Tavernier, 33070
Visitors can sit front and center among dozens of the pelican "regulars" whose eyes search inquisitively for fish buckets.
The center's goal for its patients is successful rehabilitation — meaning the recovered bird can return to the wild to continue its natural life cycle, including reproducing its species. However, that's not always possible.
The center also houses permanently disabled birds that live out their lives protected at the no-euthanize facility. These "citizens" include three species of owls, six species of hawks and falcons, six species of wading birds and four species of gulls.
A self-guided tour along the boardwalks and nature trails allows a close look at resident hawks, ospreys, spoonbills, egrets and more. The scenic route also features minnows and crabs along with colorful bromeliads enhancing the landscape and water's edge. Highlights at this natural habitat include catching a late afternoon bird feeding.
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