On Thursday, March 1, Save Our Seabirds hosted a very elegant and sold-out affair. Its walkways were lined with tiki torches and candles, people sipped on cocktails and enjoyed appetizers served by Longboat Key Club and Resort staff. A string duet played accompanied by squawking serenades from the birds. Bird was the word at this event; the soiree and auction was a fundraiser held to spread awareness about the non-profit facility and its injured birds, rehab and release efforts.
The evening also featured prosthetic expert Kevin Carroll, the man known for his collaboration efforts for Winter the Dolphinâ€™s tail. Carroll has been spending his free time donating prosthetic legs to Sand Hill Cranes at Save Our Seabirds. He was presented with a certificate of appreciation for the work he has done.