This week, we were camping in the Florida Keys. While staying in Key Largo, at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, we decided to check out the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary, which is only minutes down the road.
There is no official fee to tour the wild bird sanctuary, but they do have a donations box up. We put a donation in, and then on the way out I saw in another area there was a sign that suggested a donation of $5 per adult. I'm sure they will be happy to receive whatever size donation you make, as it all goes to help care for the birds.
The bird sanctuary has many large aviaries that are housing varies types of birds, including owls, hawks, pelicans, etc. They each have a story behind why they are there, living their life at the sanctuary. Most of the stories seem to be because they had an accident with a car and were unable now to live their life in the wild. You can stroll along the boardwalk, checking out the birds and reading their stories. On one side of the parking lot it leads to a short walk, while the other side leads back to a spot where you can sit next to the water. It's all nice and the kids really enjoyed it!
If you are in the Keys, and especially if you are staying close to it, put checking out the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary on your list! It's affordable, the kids enjoy it, and they will get to check out lots of birds.