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.

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.

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Look Out for Nesting Coastal Birds on Bay Area Beaches and Rooftops
Coastal Conservation

Look Out for Nesting Coastal Birds on Bay Area Beaches and Rooftops

~Shorebirds are extremely vulnerable to disturbance in the spring and summer breeding season~

 Everglades Science Center Study Confirms Camera Traps Provide Valuable Data in Roseate Spoonbill Nest Monitoring
Everglades

Everglades Science Center Study Confirms Camera Traps Provide Valuable Data in Roseate Spoonbill Nest Monitoring

Pilot study was extended for three more years to develop best practices for using camera data in colony-wide analysis.

Hold the Urban Development Boundary in Miami-Dade County, Protect the Everglades
Everglades

Hold the Urban Development Boundary in Miami-Dade County, Protect the Everglades

Move the industrial park, hold the line, protect our Florida.

Birding for a Cause: Birdathon Encourages Exploration of Florida’s Unique Environments
Conservation

Birding for a Cause: Birdathon Encourages Exploration of Florida’s Unique Environments

the experience was beautiful, the birding was good, and the event concluded with the feeling of being grateful for the conservation lands in our region that support these amazing species.

Solar-powered Cameras Lead to New Rooftop Nesting Discoveries
Coastal Conservation

Solar-powered Cameras Lead to New Rooftop Nesting Discoveries

by Kara Cook, Audubon Florida Rooftop Biologist.

Critical Emissions Baselines Will Help Tackle Climate Change in Tampa Bay Region
Climate

Critical Emissions Baselines Will Help Tackle Climate Change in Tampa Bay Region

Partnership included ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Pinellas County UF/IFAS Extension, and the University of South Florida.

Audubon Florida’s Kelly Cox Named Everglades Coalition Co-chair
Press Center

Audubon Florida’s Kelly Cox Named Everglades Coalition Co-chair

The vote took place at the April quarterly meeting.

Baby Season Underway at the Center for Birds of Prey
Chapters & Centers

Baby Season Underway at the Center for Birds of Prey

Sixteen baby raptors have already been returned to their nests.

Keepers of the Blue
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Keepers of the Blue

A documentary examining several different oceanic environments as well as those that work to protect them.