While we treat upwards of 1,500 patients a year at the Seabird Station, there are a few cases where patients are in otherwise good health, but can’t be released back into the wild due to a broken wing or missing/damaged eye, which renders them unable to fly or hunt in the absence of binocular vision. We have 15 non-releasable birds that range from American White Pelicans, to Eastern Screech Owls, which we use for educational purposes. These birds act as ambassadors by helping us understand more about wildlife and how humans have impacted the animal kingdom.

Adopt-a-Bird from Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Includes:

  • An 8” x 10” photograph of your adopted pelican

  • A copy of your bird’s story

  • A certificate of adoption

  • An invitation to see your bird at the PHSS facility

  • Tax-exempt donation receipt letter

  • The honor of knowing you’ve helped to feed a bird for a year 

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ADOPT CHARLIE

An orphaned Eastern Bluejay that was illegally imprinted by a well-meaning south Florida resident.

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ADOPT MOWGLI

An adult female Eastern screech owl that came to us with a broken wing that resulted from a cat attack.

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ADOPT LUNA

An adult female Great horned owl that came to us with only one eye.

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ADOPT LARRY

An adult male brown pelican that lost vision in one eye

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ADOPT MONROE

An American white pelican came to us from Iowa on a Delta Airlines Cargo flight after she missed migration due to foot and wing issues.

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ADOPT PEPE & ENRIQUE

Famous male pelicans that have been building their nest together for over
18 years. They both sustained permanent wing injuries.

Setup An Adoption

Please click the “Adopt Today” button above to set up the adoption with a tax-exempt donation. Once you complete payment you will have the option to set up an adoption package – either for yourself or as a gift. We will follow up with you within 24-48 hours. Please call at 305-751-9840 Executive Director Christopher Boykin or Front Office Manager Stephanie Moure for more information about finding the perfect adoptable bird.