Audubon Uses Satellites and Cameras to Unlock the Ecology of Florida Bay’s Spoonbills

Audubon Florida’s Everglades Science Center (ESC) has been studying Roseate Spoonbills since 1939.

Roseate Spoonbill feeding chicks. Photo: Jean Hall

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Banded Terns Move Across Florida During Fall Migration
Coastal Conservation

Banded Terns Move Across Florida During Fall Migration

Banded terns teach us about survival, side fidelity, and so much more.

A Season in the Life of a Bird Biologist: Rochelle Streker Boats to Barrier Islands
Coastal Conservation

A Season in the Life of a Bird Biologist: Rochelle Streker Boats to Barrier Islands

by Rochelle Streker, Audubon's Southwest Florida Shorebird Manager.

Banded Brown Pelican Moves from Alabama to Florida
Coastal Conservation

Banded Pelican Moves from Louisiana to Florida

Banded in 2018, Audubon staff re-sighted the pelican on Egmont Key in May of 2021.

Serving on Technical Committees Helps Audubon Influence Water Conservation in Florida
Everglades

Serving on Technical Committees Helps Audubon Influence Water Conservation in Florida

“Water quality is not only important to our wildlife, but to our way of life.” -- Chris Farrell, Northeast Florida Policy Associate

Publix and SeaWorld Invest in Restoring Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s Wetland of International Significance
Chapters & Centers

Publix and SeaWorld Invest in Restoring Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s Wetland of International Significance

Healthy wetlands make Florida more resilient in the face of a changing climate.

Lanark Reef Boasts One of the Most Important Sea and Shorebird Colonies in the Country
Coastal Conservation

Lanark Reef Boasts One of the Most Important Sea and Shorebird Colonies in the Country

by Michael Ferrara, Carrabelle Shorebird Biologist

A Season in the Life of a Bird Biologist: Kylie Wilson Discusses Sea and Shorebird Breeding on Lido Key
Coastal Conservation

A Season in the Life of a Bird Biologist: Kylie Wilson Discusses Sea and Shorebird Breeding on Lido Key

Kylie Wilson, Shorebird Coordinator for Audubon Florida, has had a busy summer breeding season monitoring sea and shorebirds. From hurricanes to fireworks, banded chicks to moving colonies, we sat down with Kylie to learn more about her experience as a bird biologist.

Roseate Spoonbills Shifting Some Nesting to Hooker's Prairie in Tampa Bay Region
Coastal Conservation

Roseate Spoonbills Shifting Some Nesting to Hooker's Prairie in Tampa Bay Region

Audubon Florida will partner with Mosaic to census the breeding birds at this site and document the nesting effort by the spoonbills and the many other wading birds that nest there.