rescue and rehabilitation of injured birds on beach of Florida The nonprofit Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. is the e largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the For over 37 years, the Sanctuary has helped injured wild birds. The Sanctuarys mission is dedicated to the rescue, repair rehabilitation of injured birds and then their release back into nature. Founded in 1971 by zoologist Ralph T. Heath, the Sanctuary is world renowned for its innovative rehabilitation techniques, and was the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. The Sanctuary is staffed by experienced professionals and dedicated volunteers. Similar to a human hospital, it is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, bird injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation area. Newest media report on our Black Skimmer birds on the beach in front of the Sanctuary. Display areas feature permanently injured birds that have been given a home at our bird sanctuary. Any offspring they produce are released into their natural environment. At any given time, visitors can view in excess of 600 wild birds. So come our wild bird sanctuary and see how we help injured birds. The Sanctuary is a nonprofit 501 c 3 corporation which depends solely on the financial support of caring individuals.