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

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks Ready to Fledge at Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary
Coastal Conservation

Roseate Spoonbill Chicks Ready to Fledge at Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary

— "While the number of Roseate Spoonbill chicks represents an average success year for this area, we were surprised that they nested so late in the season,” explains Mark Rachal, Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuary Manager.
Restoring Cape Sable is a Win for the Everglades
Everglades

Restoring Cape Sable is a Win for the Everglades

— The interior wetlands of Cape Sable are among the most ecologically productive environments left in Florida.
Audubon’s Florida Scrub-Jay Program Enters 20th Year
About Us

Audubon’s Florida Scrub-Jay Program Enters 20th Year

— The community science program monitors endemic Florida Scrub-Jay populations across 46 Florida sites.
MaVynne Betsch's Legacy Lives On in Protected Coastline
Coastal Conservation

MaVynne Betsch's Legacy Lives On in Protected Coastline

— The Northeast Florida "Beach Lady" advocated for habitat and history in American Beach.
Spotted! Banded Black Skimmer Heralds Conservation Success
Coastal Conservation

Spotted! Banded Black Skimmer Heralds Conservation Success

— Coastal team member Jeff Liechty discovered an interesting Black Skimmer during the Tampa Bay region Christmas Bird Count.
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.