Saving Our Sea Birds
Photo by Renee Burrell
Perched on the sanctuary's observation deck during the celebration: (from left) Joyce Galiardo of Seminole; Cathy Cosdo of Largo; Hospital Supervisor Barbara Suto of Largo; Jennifer Gyurkovic of PInellas Park; Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary Founder and Director Ralph Heath of Redington Shores and Hospital Staff member Jaqi Jones of Clearwater
INDIAN SHORES - Our barrier island is home to the largest wild bird hospital and rehabilitation center in the country. The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is located at 18328 on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Shores. A sunset celebration was held August 11 to raise funds for the sanctuary and to congratulate hospital administrator, Barbara Suto, on her 25 years of dedication to wildlife rehabilitation at the sanctuary.
A fish fry was held with entertainment provided by musicians Michelle Glean and Pat Barmore and the sanctuary's 500 rehabilitating birds.
To adopt a bird or explore the many ways to support the Sea Bird Sanctuary, phone (727) 391-6211. Internet users can log on to: www.seabirdsanctuary.org
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