Indian Shores, Florida: Giant Pelican

12-ft. tall statue of a pelican in front of Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary which rescues and nurses injured birds. Statue sculpted by Gary Rager in 1994.

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. On the west side of Hwy 669/Gulf Blvd about a half-mile south of Park Blvd/CR 694.
Sanctuary 9 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Big pelican.

Giant Pelican

Arrived too late to go inside the free Seabird Sanctuary, but the 12 foot tall pelican with a broken wing is visible from the road. He is truly old Florida.

[EC, 04/24/2021]

Pelican statue.

Giant Pelican

A fine specimen of a pelican stands at the entrance to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a hospital for birds. After snapping a pic of the pelican, check out the sanctuary, which is open daily and is free.

[ Team, 11/08/2014]

Pelican statue.

Large Pelican

Large Pelican sits out front of Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary on Gulf Blvd and is cool for that Florida postcard-like photo op. The Sanctuary itself is free, donations appreciated, and also amazing for photographs.

[Scott, 06/05/2010]

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