Latin: Charadrius nivosus
Protect the birds and we protect the Earth.
Great Egrets. Photo: Fraida Gutovich/Audubon Photography Awards
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!
Whether resting on a mangrove island or nesting on a barrier island beach, these birds need space, which is increasingly difficult to find.
To help you enjoy our favorite hobby while you’re in Florida, we’ve compiled a few birdwatching links you may find helpful.
While many of us enjoy snapshots into the secret lives of birds, we don’t often think about what went into taking those photos. And in some cases, at what cost to the birds themselves.
Birders provide important information for resource management and conservation planning
Help secure the future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss and other threats. Your support will power our science, education, advocacy and on-the-ground conservation efforts.
Donating monthly is flexible, easy and convenient and makes you a champion birds can count on, no matter the season.
Florida's birds and wildlife need your time and energy. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist or a volunteer at one of our nature centers today.