Higher water levels on Lake Okeechobee this fall foretell a return to normal for Snail Kite nesting in 2021.
Snail Kite. Photo: John Wolaver.
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.
Using wintering bird data, Audubon has successfully worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to expand Critical Wildlife Areas for wintering birds and encourage beach communities to reduce the amount of disturbance wintering birds encounter.