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Protect the birds and we protect the Earth.
Great Egrets. Photo: Fraida Gutovich/Audubon Photography Awards
Birds were the favorite subject of artist, naturalist, and Audubon Society namesake John James Audubon... and we haven't strayed far from his focus in the 150 years since he introduced the wider world to Florida's birds.
Why birds as our focus for conservation? Because of the number of habitats they span and their requirements for habitat health, protecting birds helps us protect all types of wildlife, as well as water and air quality which immediately benefit human quality of life.
Beyond their conservation value, however, there's just something about birds. Is it their ability to migrate across hemispheres by the light of the stars? Their colorful plumage, lyrical songs, or simply the magic of flight? At heart, all of us here at Audubon are held in thrall by the mysteries of these feathered wonders.
We invite you to explore our extensive bird resources... and make our addiction your own!