B.E.A.K.S. (Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary), Jacksonville
B.E.A.K.S. (Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary) on Big Talbot Island in the northeastern part of the city is a unique center that takes injured birds from around the area and nurses them back to health. Open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., B.E.A.K.S. gives the public the opportunity to see wild birds like pelicans, eagles, owls and others up close, learn of the dangers these creatures face, and witness the great care that is taken to nurse them back to health. The center also offers educational programs.