Birds successfully bred on the new island amidst prescient protections.
Least Tern. Photo: Lorrainne Minns / Audubon Photography Awards
The Voice of Conservation in Florida
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.
Thousands of participants will be part of the world’s longest-running wildlife census, which contributes invaluable data to bird population research. Audubon's Everglades Science Center staff will co-lead a count in the Florida Keys.
County land conservation programs are an important part of protecting Florida’s natural resources, and are often created by county commissions or through local ballot measures. Audubon’s chapters have been instrumental in several proposals under consideration soon.