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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

Commentary: Southwest Florida’s lost summer? Don’t just get angry, do something
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Commentary: Southwest Florida’s lost summer? Don’t just get angry, do something

It’s hard to see dead fish littering Southwest Florida’s beaches as far as the eye can see. Even if you close your eyes, the smell won’t let you forget. Images of dying manatees and sea turtles and fuzzy black skimmer chicks starving on our beaches make even the most cheerful among us angry.

Setting the Record Straight – A Deeper Lake Okeechobee is More Dangerous, Dirtier, and Unhealthy
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Setting the Record Straight – A Deeper Lake Okeechobee is More Dangerous, Dirtier, and Unhealthy

Harmful algae blooms have captured national attention and elicit quick “solutions” to prevent the blue-green algae slime fouling our coasts. Some continue to place the blame of algae blooms on the shoulders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by falsely claiming that holding more water in Lake Okeechobee could prevent or end our algae crisis.

Algae, Algae Everywhere – Florida’s Water Crisis Makes Headlines Across the Country
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Algae, Algae Everywhere – Florida’s Water Crisis Makes Headlines Across the Country

Starving chicks, dead fish, and coughing fits are all signs that something is wrong.

Carwash for the Birds!
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Carwash for the Birds!

A different kind of 'coastal cleanup'

Good News: Audubon Celebrates July 4th Bird Stewardship on Florida’s Beaches
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Good News: Audubon Celebrates July 4th Bird Stewardship on Florida’s Beaches

Thanks to hundreds of Audubon bird stewards and biologists along with our partners, there were no reported mishaps at beach-nesting sites during the 2018 Independence Day fireworks celebrations. Audubon teams up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and local governments during the nesting season to monitor and protect protected nesting areas and the species that depend on them.

Sharing the Shores: What You Can Do To Help Baby Beach Birds
Coastal Conservation

Sharing the Shores: What You Can Do To Help Baby Beach Birds

With a little consideration, people and birds can enjoy Florida's beaches together.

New Signs on Florida Beaches Encourage Beachgoers to Leave the Personal Fireworks at Home
Coastal Conservation

New Signs on Florida Beaches Encourage Beachgoers to Leave the Personal Fireworks at Home

Independence Day is a special time of year as millions of Floridians and visitors enjoy Florida’s iconic beaches. Celebrating with hot dogs, fireworks, and abundant sunshine, the Fourth of July is a dream holiday for people but can be a nightmare for birds.

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

Audubon and Partners Urging State to Include Public in Important Wetland Permitting Program Decisions
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Audubon and Partners Urging State to Include Public in Important Wetland Permitting Program Decisions

Floridians Deserve a Chance to Comment on How State Manages Florida’s Water Resources

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.

How you can help, right now