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Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary

Since its grand opening in June 2004, the Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary has treated more than 4,500 birds from more than 140 different species. This bird rehabilitation facility is fully equipped to care and treat injured and sick birds. Upon full recovery, a healthy bird will be released into its natural habitat. Some birds become ambassadors for their species and are a part of education programs and the guest viewing area of the Marine Science Center. The rehabilitation center was named for Mary Keller, a longtime local bird rehabber who has dedicated more than 30 years to the care of sick and injured birds in Volusia County.

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Helpful links

Bird identification

Bird calls

Bird song recordings

Bird conservation organizations

National Audubon Society 
Southeast Volusia Audubon Society (located in New Smyrna Beach)
Halifax River Audubon Society, (located in Daytona Beach)


The Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary


Rehabilitation staff working on a Black-crowned Night Heron


Treating a Brown Pelican

Black-crowned Night Heron and a Brown Pelican around the wading pool
Seabirds recovering by the wading pool


Black-crowned Night Heron in outside rehab cage


Another Bald recovering Eagle


Shari with on of our education birds (Priscilla)


Tufted Titmouse on the mend