Erika Zambello

Erika Zambello

Communications Director

As Communications Director for Audubon Florida, Erika coordinates engagement, communication, and publications for the Sunshine State's conservation, coastal, policy, research, Center, and sanctuary programs. Based in Tallahassee, Erika works across the state to tell stories of resiliency, and how birds and people are affected by climate change, development, hurricanes, and more. Prior to Audubon, Erika worked in communications and project management for regional environmental organizations and local government. Erika holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, and master's degrees from Duke University and the University of West Florida. 

Erika can be reached at erika.zambello@audubon.org.

Articles by Erika Zambello

Best Florida Bird of 2021
Birds

Best Florida Bird of 2021

— What was your favorite Florida sighting of 2021? For Communications Director Erika Zambello, it was an American Flamingo.
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are on the Move
Chapters & Centers

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks Are On the Move

— Changing landscapes and a changing climate have altered the range of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.
Climate Change Moves Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay
Everglades

Climate Change Moves Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay

— Birds tell us that the impacts of climate change are here.
Florida Forever Program Sees Major Boost
News

Florida Forever Program Sees Major Boost

— Florida Forever is the state’s premier land conservation program, acquiring parks and preserves to provide recreational opportunities, habitat for imperiled wildlife, and other benefits like water recharge and carbon sequestration. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is an ambitious conservation goal, aiming to create and connect natural area passages across the state, from north to south and also east to west.
Audubon Florida Supports New Lake Okeechobee Water Management Plan - With Modifications
Everglades

Audubon Florida Supports New Lake Okeechobee Water Management Plan - With Modifications

— The new schedule for Lake Okeechobee water management is especially important as new Everglades restoration projects come on line.
Lights Out Northeast Florida Records Migration Collisions to Better Plan Dark Sky Initiatives
Chapters & Centers

Lights Out Northeast Florida Records Migration Collisions to Better Plan Dark Sky Initiatives

— Unfortunately, buildings and homes that keep bright lights on at night are a hazard, and millions of birds are lost to collisions each year.
College Students and Recent Grads Use Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor to Inspire Action on Critical Environmental Issues
News

College Students and Recent Grads Use Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor to Inspire Action on Critical Environmental Issues

— Six students have worked with Audubon Florida to publish articles on native plants, plastics, pollution, and more.
Birding Duo Breaks Florida Big Year Record in 2020
News

Birding Duo Breaks Florida Big Year Record in 2020

— Natasza Fontaine and Robert Gundy criss-crossed the state looking for birds.
A Nest Return Illustrates the Beginning of Baby Bird Season
Audubon Center For Birds Of Prey

A Nest Return Illustrates the Beginning of Baby Bird Season

— The Center for Birds of Prey takes in more than 200 raptor chicks every season.