Our hotel had a nice welcome center room full of pamphlets listing area attractions around them.
It was so small that we missed it and drove by it a few times, even using our GPS.
But finally we spotted a sign on the sidewalk with an arrow into an alley and there it was.
It was a totally free place where injured birds could be brought to recouperate and it operated totally on just donations.
There were birds in cages, but many were loose or in the nearby trees, and even healthy birds flew in at times (probably because of the free food buffet offered to the injured birds).
But for a photographer....and especially for a photographer that LOVES tropical birds, it was wonderful!
Better than Disneyworld!
Here is an example why.
He didn't even mind a closeup!
He has feathers in his beak!:
He was gorgeous:
I begged my husband to let me take him home in my luggage.
So I sadly agreed with him.
That is, until I saw HIM:
There was even a playful Pelican trying to get at an itch:
There will be more pictures tomorrow of the gorgeous birds that I saw at the tiny bird sanctuary.
I am SURE they need an retired R.N. there....if I can be a nurse to crabby old men, I should be able to help injured birds, right?