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Flamingo Frenzy


There have been several flocks of flamingos landing in people’s yards around Sanibel and Captiva!

Thanks to our friends at The Children’s Education Center of the Islands (CECI) who came up with the idea for this colorful fundraiser, people are “flocking” friends all over the islands.

While these beautiful pink flamingos may seem harmless, they are actually very territorial. So much so, in fact, that they will “roost” in someone’s lawn until they are removed and transplanted elsewhere. However, removal of the pink, plastic flamingos must be attempted only by “trained professionals,” and that’s where CECI comes in, with their specially trained removal technicians that will carefully move the flock to their next location, without harming them and for a small donation, of course. “Flocking insurance” is also available as a pro-active way to evade these pushy birds.

Founded by a group of parents in 1974, the nonprofit Children’s Education Center of the Islands has been a cherished institution for many families on Sanibel. The preschool’s five-acre campus is located right around the corner from Ocean’s Reach, near the intersection of Casa Ybel Road and Algiers Road. If you are interested in supporting them — flock or not — please call 1-239-472-4538 or visit

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