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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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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.

Audubon Researchers Use Frogs and Fish to Gauge Restoration Success at Picayune Strand
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Audubon Researchers Use Frogs and Fish to Gauge Restoration Success at Picayune Strand

This summer, the Western Everglades research team at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary found themselves rising early, packing field gear and a lunch, and heading out for a new project in the Picayune Strand. But this summer came with new energy for the team.

Remembering Nat Reed and Bernie Yokel,  Two Audubon Heroes
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Remembering Nat Reed and Bernie Yokel, Two Audubon Heroes

A tribute by: Charles Lee, Director of Advocacy, Audubon Florida

Tallahassee Birding Hot Spot Gets New Attention
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Tallahassee Birding Hot Spot Gets New Attention

Lake Elberta Park is one of Tallahassee’s best kept birding secrets, tucked away in a historic African American neighborhood between Florida A&M University and Florida State University. Apalachee Audubon received a special Audubon grant to help restore the lake and share its significance with the diverse Tallahassee communities nearby.

A Little Extra Credit Goes A Long Way
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A Little Extra Credit Goes A Long Way

One college student’s nature experience with several North Florida Audubon chapters inspired a one-time special event into a yearlong Audubon program engaging young adults.

Wading Bird Supercolonies in America’s Everglades Tell Us Something We Already Knew
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Wading Bird Supercolonies in America’s Everglades Tell Us Something We Already Knew

Visitors to America’s Everglades in the 19th century frequently reported astonishment at the sheer numbers of wading birds they saw. JohnJames Audubon wrote, “The flocks of birds that covered the shelly beaches, and those hovering overhead, so astonished us that we could for awhile scarcely believe our eyes.” That all changed when plume hunters decimated the iconic Florida birds in the 1880’s.

Audubon in Action: Fighting for Critical Habitat in Southwest Florida
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Audubon in Action: Fighting for Critical Habitat in Southwest Florida

Two years ago, Audubon entered a legal battle to protect Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area in Southwest Florida. Out-of-state investors wanted to build a private boardwalk over a state-owned lagoon and conservation lands, barely skirting the edge of the critical wildlife area. Audubon scientists immediately sounded the alarm.

Freedom Flies: 600th Bald Eagle Makes Majestic Return to Florida Skies
Audubon Center For Birds Of Prey

Freedom Flies: 600th Bald Eagle Makes Majestic Return to Florida Skies

This summer, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey released its 600th rehabilitated Bald Eagle back into the Florida skies with the help of long-time Audubon supporters Dick and Mimi Ford. Audubon rescued the eagle in March after injuries likely sustained from a territory fight with another eagle.

Now What? Blue-Green Algae and Red Tide Leave Floridians Frustrated
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Now What? Blue-Green Algae and Red Tide Leave Floridians Frustrated

Florida is witnessing one of the worst red tides and blue-green algae in recent memory. The catastrophic combination of red tide and blue-green algae blooms are hurting Florida’s waterways and the wildlife that depend on clean water.

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