• Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Inc. Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Inc.


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Mission Statement

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.


Last year over 2,500 animals were treated in our facility. This included 153 different bird and mammal species, everything from the tiniest warbler to flamingos, tortoises, turtles, oppossums, squirrels, and many others. We specialize in Brown Pelicans and other waterfowl due to our location on Biscayne Bay. The most common injuries treated are related to fishing line and tackle entanglements. Typically, an animal is admitted, given emergency care, and then an individual treatment plan is created. The ultimate goal is to nurse the animal back to health and release it back into the natural environment. Volunteers are essential to achieving this goal by assisting with cleaning, feeding and other vital tasks.

Additionally, we are committed to education and conservation by providing guided tours of our facility and presenting educational programs to schools, churches and other organizations. In addition to volunteer positions in animal care we also have volunteers serving as docents which provide educational tours on site and assist with answering calls on our wildlife hotline. Volunteers also assist at school and community events to educate the public on wildlife related issues.


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