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Anastasia State Park’s Least Tern Colonies Show Early Success Despite Challenges
Coastal Conservation

Anastasia State Park's Least Tern Colonies Show Early Success Despite Challenges

Largest Least Tern colony in Northeast Florida benefits from Audubon bird stewardship

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Carwash for the Birds!
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Carwash for the Birds!

A different kind of 'coastal cleanup'

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Riders on the Storm
Coastal Conservation

Hurricane Irma bird survival stories

Two Piping Plover and one American Oystercatcher survival stories following Hurricane Irma

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News & Updates

This Year at a Glance
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This Year at a Glance

Audubon EagleWatch observations revealed most eagles that lost nests to Hurricane Irma went on to successfully rebuild and raise young. EagleWatch data also indicate the average number of young produced is holding steady at 1.31 fledglings per occupied nest, compared to 1.32 last season.

Human and Eagle Population Booms Mean Eagles Need Audubon (and You) Now More Than Ever
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Human and Eagle Population Booms Mean Eagles Need Audubon (and You) Now More Than Ever

The Sunshine State is home to one of the largest nesting populations of Bald Eagles outside of Alaska coupled with one of the highest rates of development in the U.S. Less available open space and more people puts significant stress on the species. Audubon is at the forefront of protecting eagles and their habitat, but we need your help as pressures mount and protections are threatened.

Keep an Eye Out! More Banded Eagles Take to the Florida Skies
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Keep an Eye Out! More Banded Eagles Take to the Florida Skies

As part of an ongoing research study, juvenile eagles are banded prior to release after treatment and recovery at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. The band color indicates the type of nest the young eagle hatched in: green for nests in trees and black for nests on artificial structures.

Despite Unwelcome Nest Thieves, Florida’s Eagles Persist After Irma Devastation
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Despite Unwelcome Nest Thieves, Florida’s Eagles Persist After Irma Devastation

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 3 hurricane in September 2017, just as many Bald Eagles were preparing for the nesting season. Intrepid volunteers ventured out after the storm passed, reporting on the status of approximately 300 nests across the state.

Inspiring Future Generations to Care About Eagles and Conservation
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Inspiring Future Generations to Care About Eagles and Conservation

Shawnlei Breeding, Audubon’s EagleWatch Manager, often gives presentations on Florida’s Bald Eagles and conservation in the Orlando community. However, one routine presentation turned into an exciting field trip when dozens of children had the opportunity to visit a nearby eagle nest thanks to Audubon EagleWatcher Jim Johnson.

Audubon Partnership with Southwest Florida City Helps Keep Bald Eagle Protections in Place
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Audubon Partnership with Southwest Florida City Helps Keep Bald Eagle Protections in Place

Thanks to persistent advocates, the Cape Coral City Council voted to keep strong Bald Eagle protections in place this spring. Because eagles are a priority for the community, they receive additional protections beyond federal and state requirements.

After Flying Under the Radar for More Than a Decade, Male Eagle Discovered With Family
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After Flying Under the Radar for More Than a Decade, Male Eagle Discovered With Family

Martin County EagleWatchers reported a new nest with two young eaglets in January, but this wasn’t just any normal eagle family.

With Two Decades of Coastal Bird Protection, Audubon Sees Strength in Florida’s Diverse Volunteers and Nesting Sites
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With Two Decades of Coastal Bird Protection, Audubon Sees Strength in Florida’s Diverse Volunteers and Nesting Sites

Coastal “bird stewards” from all walks of life volunteer with Audubon – and they are brought together by one common passion: caring for birds and the places they need.

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