Wander through lush stands of mangroves on wooden walkways to get up close and personal with some of the Keys’ most famous residents—the large variety of native birds, including broad-wing hawks, great blue and white herons, roseate spoonbills, cattle egrets, and lots and lots of pelicans. This nonprofit functions as a hospital for the many birds that have been injured by accident or disease. In 2002 the World Parrot Mission was established here, focusing on caring for parrots and educating the public about them. Visit at feeding time, usually about 3:30pm, when you can watch the dedicated staff feed the hundreds of hungry birds.