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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Audubon Florida Celebrates Latino Conservation Week with Two New Events
Conservation

Audubon Florida Celebrates Latino Conservation Week with Two New Events

July 19 and 21 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Protect Beach-nesting Birds from Fireworks this July Fourth Weekend
Coastal Conservation

Protect Beach-nesting Birds from Fireworks this July Fourth Weekend

Least Terns, Black Skimmers, Wilson’s Plovers, Snowy Plovers, and American Oystercatchers nest on Florida coasts.

Pine Needle Artist Draws Inspiration from the Natural World
Conversation

Pine Needle Artist Draws Inspiration from the Natural World

Florida artist Beth Ann Williams discusses her artistic practice, using pine needles she collects from her backyard.

Of Spoonbills and Horseshoe Crabs: An Indian River Lagoon Spring Break
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Of Spoonbills and Horseshoe Crabs: An Indian River Lagoon Spring Break

Cierra Janae Nelson, 2021-2022 Conservation Leadership Initiative participant, reflects on a highlight of the program: her volunteer work and birding during spring break.

Introducing Audubon’s First Class of Florida Climate Entrepreneurs
Coastal Conservation

Introducing Audubon’s First Class of Florida Climate Entrepreneurs

Innovators helping Florida meet the challenge of climate change while creating jobs in the new climate economy.

Where Oh Where Do the Roseate Spoonbills Go? Now We Know!
Everglades

Where Oh Where Do the Roseate Spoonbill Go? Now We Know!

New technology uncovers the mystery of Roseate Spoonbill movement.

Flying High: A Successful Holiday with our Nesting Shorebirds
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Flying High: A Successful Holiday with our Nesting Shorebirds

by Idangie Sein, Seasonal South Pinellas County Anchor Steward.

Audubon Staff Reappointed to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Press Center

Audubon Staff Reappointed to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council represents a group of diverse stakeholders who provide recommendations to the Sanctuary and act as liaisons between the community and the protected resources.

Recovery for One of North America's Most Endangered Birds Reaches Historic Milestone
Conservation

Recovery for One of North America's Most Endangered Birds Reaches Historic Milestone

A news bulletin from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

American Eagle Day is Around the Corner!
Audubon Center For Birds Of Prey

American Eagle Day is Around the Corner!

by Daisy Fiore, Senior Education Coordinator, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.