Conserving habitat is fundamental to conserving birds. To that end, Audubon Florida/Florida Audubon Society owns over 70 properties in 27 Florida counties, protecting a diversity of habitats with varying degrees of accessibility.
Our sanctuaries include our nature centers which open their boardwalks, trails and educational programs to the public. Others are less suited to public access. Urban oases like the Mary Krome Sanctuary near Homestead and the Colclough Pond Sanctuary in downtown Gainesville provide important habitat for native wildlife. Larger tracts include the Big Econlockhatchee River parcel in Orange County and the 400-acre Laidlaw Sanctuary in Washington County.
Florida’s natural areas are threatened like never before. Creating a land sanctuary is a gift to the future of Florida.
Some of our cornerstone Audubon Florida/Florida Audubon Society sanctuaries, made possible through the generosity of our donors, include:
- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
- Kissimmee Prairie/Lake Okeechobee
- Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries
- Sabal Point Sanctuary
- Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary
To inquire about our sanctuaries, offer a land gift or donate funds toward the management of these lands, please contact Charles Lee at 407/644-0190.
Lake Okeechobee Sanctuaries
Audubon's protection of Lake Okeechobee and the nearby Kissimmee Prairie started in 1936.
Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries
The mission of the Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries is the protection of the great colonial waterbird populations of the Florida coast, and the natural systems that support them.
Sabal Point Sanctuary is over 600 acres in size and protects more than a half mile of frontage on the Wekiva and Little Wekiva Rivers.
The Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary consists of 270 acres of land eight miles north of Brooksville, just off of U.S. 41, near the Hernando and Citrus County lines.
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