Record-breaking Roseate Spoonbill Photographed in Florida Bay

New Roseate Spoonbill discovery shows they can live to more than 18 years old in the wild.

A spoonbill nest with Stage 2 chicks on a key in Florida Bay. Spoonbill chicks need to survive for 21 days until they are able to fledge and survive on their own. The adult sitting on the nest was banded on Frank Key in December 2003, with bands 7 over 8. This makes the bird the oldest known spoonbill in the wild. Photo: Mac Stone.

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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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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a Drone
Coastal Conservation

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a Drone

By Abby McKay, Mid-Pinellas Anchor Steward

New Mapping Tool to Safeguard Beach-nesting Birds
Coastal Conservation

New Mapping Tool to Safeguard Beach-nesting Birds

If developers cause impacts, they will have to pay. ShoreMapper will estimate not only the severity of each of these impacts but also the importance of the breeding site.

Successfully Dispose of Fishing Line - Save a Skimmer!
Coastal Conservation

Successfully Dispose of Fishing Line - Save a Skimmer!

by Kylie Wilson, Sarasota Seasonal Bird Stewardship Coordinator.

A Season in the Life of a Coastal Volunteer
Coastal Conservation

A Season in the Life of a Coastal Volunteer

We sit down with Ash Eggers to learn more about volunteering along the Gulf Coast.

In Late Summer, Look Out for Sea and Shorebird Fledglings
Coastal Conservation

In Late Summer, Look Out for Sea and Shorebird Fledglings

These juvenile birds may look almost like adults, but they still have growing to do.

Audubon Florida Awarded $5,000 Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support Brown Pelican Banding Study
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Audubon Florida Awarded $5,000 Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support Brown Pelican Banding Study

Hooking and entanglement in fishing gear injures hundreds of pelicans each year – a new study will help protect them.

Birds and Boats: A Season in the Life of a Coastal Biologist
Coastal Conservation

Birds and Boats: A Day in the Life of a Coastal Biologist

by Evan Daly, Audubon Florida Three Rooker Island Stewardship Coordinator.