2020 Wading Bird Study Reveals Mixed Success for Iconic Florida Species

Spring storm events threatened to wipe out nesting efforts.

A mixed flock of wading birds takes flight. Photo: David Korte.

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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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Oil Drilling Permit Near Big Cypress Denied Over Environmental Concerns
Conservation

Oil Drilling Permit Near Big Cypress Denied Over Environmental Concerns

Audubon applauds the rejection of the permit.

Everglades Science Center Sheds Light on Water, Fish, and Spoonbill Fluctuations
Everglades

Everglades Science Center Sheds Light on Water, Fish, and Spoonbill Fluctuations

The semi-annual State of the Slough showcases how restoration projects affect South Florida ecosystems.

12,000-acre Everglades Restoration Project Complete
Everglades

12,000-acre Everglades Restoration Project Complete

The C-44 canal was first dredged in 1923 to divert flood water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie estuary. It has taken decades and millions of dollars of funds to restore the C-44 area.

2020 Wading Bird Study Reveals Mixed Success for Iconic Florida Species
Press Center

2020 Wading Bird Study Reveals Mixed Success for Iconic Florida Species

Spring storm events threatened to wipe out nesting efforts.

Audubon Florida Recognizes Conservation Leaders for 2021
Audubon Assembly

Audubon Florida Recognizes Conservation Leaders for 2021

Annual awards feature Florida's leading conservationists.

Collier County BCC Revises Mosquito Control Boundary Resolution to Protect State and Federal Conservation Lands
Everglades

Collier County BCC Revises Mosquito Control Boundary Resolution to Protect State and Federal Conservation Lands

Audubon Florida, Audubon Western Everglades, and Florida Wildlife Federation objected to the expansion onto conservation lands and collaborated with all the public land management agencies to communicate their collective concerns with mosquito treatment of these public lands to the Board.

Spotted! A New Jersey Piping Plover Spending the Winter at Outback Key
Coastal Conservation

Spotted! A New Jersey Piping Plover Spending the Winter at Outback Key

by Kara Cook, Rooftop Biologist for Audubon Florida.

Protecting Water Quality: Good for Beer and Birds
Birds

Protecting Water Quality: Good for Beer and Birds

In recognition of Roseate Spoonbills, natural climate solutions, and the importance of water, Ankrolab Brewing Company will release a new craft beer called Spoonbill Ale.

Brewing Company Spreads the Word about an Endemic Florida Species
Birds

Brewing Company Spreads the Word about an Endemic Florida Species

Playalinda Brewing Co, located in Titusville FL, crafts high quality beer with a Florida Scrub-Jay twist.

Audubon Florida Launches Advocacy Effort Against Urban Sprawl that Threatens the Everglades
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Audubon Florida Launches Advocacy Effort Against Urban Sprawl that Threatens the Everglades

A new development would require an expansion of the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) – a legal line that limits the extent of westward development permitted in Miami-Dade County toward the Everglades.