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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

Wading Birds Give Hope to America’s Everglades
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Wading Birds Give Hope to America’s Everglades

According to the annual South Florida Wading Bird Report, 2017 produced some of the highest nest counts in the Everglades in a decade. The success was characterized by hydro-patterns mimicking historic, pre-drainage conditions in some parts of the Everglades.

Audubon Advocates and Partners Save the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
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Audubon Advocates and Partners Save the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

After a long campaign by Audubon Florida and partners, the South Florida Water Management District entered into a new lease agreement on the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge this March, effectively saving this important National Wildlife Refuge! The agreement allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue managing this resource for wildlife.

Progress in Removing Impediments to Important Freshwater Flows
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Progress in Removing Impediments to Important Freshwater Flows

The Tamiami Trail, a 1920s road built to link Tampa and Miami, chokes the flow of much-needed freshwater through the historic heart of the Southern Everglades. Just over two years since groundbreaking, the second phase of the Tamiami Trail bridging project, which allows water to flow under the road, is on track to be completed by the end of 2018.

2018 Everglades Restoration Funding
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2018 Everglades Restoration Funding

With many competing priorities for funding, Audubon works hard in Tallahassee and Washington to secure the funds needed for Everglades restoration. A restored River of Grass depends on strong and sustained appropriations each year to get projects from start to finish and avoid costly delays.

So Close! After a Decade, Picayune Strand Restoration Project Almost Complete
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So Close! After a Decade, Picayune Strand Restoration Project Almost Complete

The Picayune Strand project was the first of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) components to begin construction. It is now close to becoming one of the first fully completed CERP projects.

Kissimmee River Restoration Project 90 Percent Built and Already a Model for Restoration
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Kissimmee River Restoration Project 90 Percent Built and Already a Model for Restoration

The Kissimmee River Restoration project is tantalizingly close to completion. Once finished in 2020, more than 40 square miles of river floodplain will flood seasonally, and the river will meander again.

More Freshwater (Not Less) Needed to Curb Algal Blooms in Florida Bay
Everglades

More Freshwater (Not Less) Needed to Curb Algal Blooms in Florida Bay

Florida Bay, the vast lagoon between the Florida Keys and the mainland, is home to some of the most unique wildlife and habitat in the world. But this special place is telling us something is wrong.

Audubon-Backed Everglades Reservoir Clears Significant Milestones
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Audubon-Backed Everglades Reservoir Clears Significant Milestones

After six months of intense planning, the South Florida Water Management District approved the Tentatively Selected Plan for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir project in March. The project remains on schedule.

Audubon Florida Staff, Board, and Chapters Travel to D.C. for America’s Everglades Summit
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Audubon Florida Staff, Board, and Chapters travel to D.C. for America’s Everglades Summit

Audubon staff and board directors joined Everglades Foundation colleagues and Everglades advocates in our nation’s capital to advocate for America’s Everglades.

The Frenzy of Baby Bird Season at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
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The Frenzy of Baby Bird Season at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

There is no sugar-coating it. Baby season is a tough and hectic time at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. In February, you can hear staff say, “look how cute, a baby Great Horned Owl just arrived.” However, by June you hear, “do we still have a kennel free for another Red-shouldered Hawk?”

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