New Bird Trap Rule Protects Songbirds from Poaching

Updated language from FWC requires a (free) permit for anyone trapping birds; non-permitted traps can now be confiscated.

A male Painted Bunting. Photo: David Morgan

The Voice of Conservation in Florida

For more than a century Audubon has encouraged people to take care of the places that make Florida special. Using science to guide our priorities and birdlife to measure ecosystem health, Audubon advocates for the protection of land, water, and wildlife. Audubon is Florida’s most influential conservation organization and conducts extensive work to protect the Everglades and coastal bird habitats. We manage sanctuaries covering thousands of acres along with two popular nature centers. Audubon promotes stewardship and appreciation of public land and water so people experience and cherish Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife.

News

Outpost Property to Remain in Conservation in St. Johns County
Coastal Conservation

"Outpost" property will remain in conservation in St. Johns County.

A land-use change request for the 100-acre parcel of wetlands and coastal hammock has been shelved

Michael Dooner Wins Audubon Florida's 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award
News

Michael Dooner Wins Audubon Florida's 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award

— On August 22, 2019, Audubon Florida recognized Michael Dooner with the 2019 Sustainable Forestry Award at the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting in Miramar Beach, FL.
Highlighting Coastal Resiliency in South Florida
Climate

Highlighting Coastal Resiliency in South Florida

Audubon Florida hosts film screening and panel discussion at Lowe Art Museum

DeSantis Names Scientists to Blue-Green Algae Task Force
Everglades

DeSantis Names Scientists to Blue-Green Algae Task Force

Audubon Calls for Ambitious Prescription for Restoration

The Importance of Protecting Florida Forever
Coastal Conservation

The Importance of Protecting Florida Forever

Florida Forever is the state’s premier land conservation program, acquiring parks and preserves to provide recreational opportunities, habitat for imperiled wildlife, and other benefi ts like water recharge and carbon sequestration. A successor to previous programs like Save Our Rivers and Preservation 2000, Florida Forever is the continuation of a decades long effort that has ensured 10 million conservation acres are under state protection.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Center for Birds of Prey Closes for Hurricane Dorian; Other Audubon Offices Watching Carefully
Chapters & Centers

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Center for Birds of Prey Closes for Hurricane Dorian; Other Audubon Offices Watching Carefully

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary closes for Monday and Tuesday; staff pull boats and equipment from coastal zones.

Nesting Success Follows an Incoming Tide of Support
Coastal Conservation

Nesting Success Follows an Incoming Tide of Support

Little Talbot Island enjoys summer breeding success for coastal bird species.

Audubon Studies of the Roseate Spoonbill Track Population Rebound
Conservation

Audubon Studies of the Roseate Spoonbill are Critical to Tracking the Progress of its Rebound

The decline and resurgence of Roseate Spoonbills parallels the conservation movement in Florida