New Bird Trap Rule Protects Songbirds from Poaching

Updated language from FWC requires a (free) permit for anyone trapping birds; non-permitted traps can now be confiscated.

A male Painted Bunting. Photo: David Morgan

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Audubon Studies of the Roseate Spoonbill Track Population Rebound
Conservation

Audubon studies of the Roseate Spoonbill are critical to tracking the progress of its rebound

The decline and resurgence of Roseate Spoonbills parallels the conservation movement in Florida

New Bird Trap Rule Helps Protect Florida Songbirds from Poaching
Birds

New Bird Trap Rule Helps Protect Florida Songbirds from Poaching

FWC provides new tools to officers battling illegal songbird trade

The Tricolored Heron Has More Than Three Colors
Conversation

The Tricolored Heron has more than three colors

“Multicolored Heron” might be a more accurate name for this small wading bird, formerly known as the Louisiana Heron.

On July Fourth, Help Beach Birds Nest in Peace By Leaving Fireworks at Home
Coastal Conservation

Help Protect Beach-nesting Birds on July Fourth!

People love fireworks, but they can frighten birds to death - literally! Learn how to help.

Audubon Florida Celebrates Dr. Paul Gray’s Recognition as the 2019 Conservation Friend of Florida’s Cattlemen’s Association
Working Lands

Audubon Florida Celebrates Dr. Paul Gray’s Recognition as the 2019 Conservation Friend of Florida’s Cattlemen’s Association

Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida’s Director of Science, understands the importance of Florida’s agriculture, earning him an award from Florida Cattlemen’s Association.

New Panhandle Kiosks Educate Boaters about Offshore Seabird Nesting
Coastal Conservation

Boater Education Kiosks Convey Bird Conservation Needs

14 new boater education kiosks installed in eastern Panhandle

Black Skimmer Lost-and-Found Mystery
Coastal Conservation

Black Skimmer Lost-and-Found

Banded Black Skimmer pair spends winters apart and relocates each other three years running for the duration of nesting season.

Audubon Celebrates U.S. House Approval of $200 million for Everglades Restoration
News

Audubon Celebrates U.S. House Approval of $200 million for Everglades Restoration

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Appropriations Minibus H.R. 2740 containing $200 million in FY2020 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program to implement Everglades restoration.