After Alberto: Florida's Coastal Birds Need Your Help

Damage to Nesting Sites Means People Must Do Their Part

Least Tern. Photo: Ethan Slattery

The Voice of Conservation in Florida

For more than a century Audubon has encouraged people to take care of the places that make Florida special. Using science to guide our priorities and birdlife to measure ecosystem health, Audubon advocates for the protection of land, water, and wildlife. Audubon is Florida’s most influential conservation organization and conducts extensive work to protect the Everglades and coastal bird habitats. We manage sanctuaries covering thousands of acres along with two popular nature centers. Audubon promotes stewardship and appreciation of public land and water so people experience and cherish Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife.

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Results In: Alberto Pummeled Gulf Coast, Few Survivors at Several Important Nesting Sites
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Results In: Alberto Pummeled Gulf Coast, Few Survivors at Several Important Nesting Sites

Three things you can do to help ensure a successful nesting season.

Audubon's Celeste De Palma Receives Prestigious Award by the National Wildlife Refuge Association
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Audubon's Celeste De Palma Receives Prestigious Award by the National Wildlife Refuge Association

After successfully leading the charge to protect ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Celeste was named the 2018 National Wildlife Refuge System Advocate of the Year.

Pelicans Who Survived 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster Spotted at Audubon Sanctuary
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Pelicans Who Survived 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster Spotted at Audubon Sanctuary

The Deepwater Horizon Disaster in 2010 endangered the economies of coastal communities, saturated marshes and wetlands with oil, and smothered thousands of birds in oil. Despite millions of gallons of oil flooding into the Gulf of Mexico, two surviving pelicans from the disaster recently gave Audubon biologists new hope for the fate of rescued and treated bird victims.

Audubon and Other Researchers Vindicate Flamingo-Loving Floridians with new Research
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Audubon and Other Researchers Vindicate Flamingo-Loving Floridians with new Research

Findings Indicate American Flamingos are Native to the Sunshine State

RELEASE: Audubon and Other Researchers Vindicate Flamingo-Loving Floridians with new Research
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RELEASE: Audubon and Other Researchers Vindicate Flamingo-Loving Floridians with new Research

— Findings Indicate American Flamingos are Native to the Sunshine State
Kissimmee River Restoration Proves that Everglades Restoration Improves Resiliency
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Kissimmee River Restoration Proves that Everglades Restoration Improves Resiliency

The Kissimmee River Restoration project is nearly complete, and water managers report that it performed well during Hurricane Irma. Before restoration, the channelized Kissimmee River would flush water quickly into Lake Okeechobee, draining the surrounding floodplain.

Extreme Weather Compounds Impacts to the Western Everglades
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Extreme Weather Compounds Impacts to the Western Everglades

The Western Everglades was at the center of extreme weather impacts in 2017. Unnaturally hot wildfires, like those experienced in the region this past spring, were followed by high summer rainfall and Hurricane Irma.

The Heart of America’s Everglades Wounded
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The Heart of America’s Everglades Wounded

Lake Okeechobee Suffers from High Water Levels Brought on by Hurricane Irma

Cape Sable – Restoration on the Front Lines of Intense Storm Impacts
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Cape Sable – Restoration on the Front Lines of Intense Storm Impacts

The sandy beaches, mudflats, and interior marshes of Cape Sable provide some of the most valuable waterbird habitat in Everglades National Park. Protruding into the Gulf of Mexico off the southwest tip of the Florida mainland, the Cape is also one of the most vulnerable locations to tropical storm impacts and sea level rise.

Full Speed Ahead on Audubon-Supported Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir
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Full Speed Ahead on Audubon-Supported Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir

This year’s record-breaking wet season coupled with significant rainfall from Hurricane Irma created extremely high water levels in the Central Everglades.