Record-breaking Roseate Spoonbill Photographed in Florida Bay

New Roseate Spoonbill discovery shows they can live to more than 18 years old in the wild.

A spoonbill nest with Stage 2 chicks on a key in Florida Bay. Spoonbill chicks need to survive for 21 days until they are able to fledge and survive on their own. The adult sitting on the nest was banded on Frank Key in December 2003, with bands 7 over 8. This makes the bird the oldest known spoonbill in the wild. Photo: Mac Stone.

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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.

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Baby Season Underway at the Center for Birds of Prey
Chapters & Centers

Baby Season Underway at the Center for Birds of Prey

Sixteen baby raptors have already been returned to their nests.

Keepers of the Blue
News

Keepers of the Blue

A documentary examining several different oceanic environments as well as those that work to protect them.

Record-breaking Spoonbill Photographed in Florida Bay: Bird Banding Reveals Oldest Spoonbill
Everglades

Record-breaking Spoonbill Photographed in Florida Bay

New Roseate Spoonbill discovery shows they can live to more than 18 years old in the wild.

New Funding Coming for Everglades Restoration
News

New Funding Coming for Everglades Restoration

The White House announced the largest ever investment of federal funds for Everglades restoration in January, followed by another historic presidential budget request to Congress in March.

Florida Cabinet Approves more than 16,000 Acres in New Conservation Lands
Conversation

Florida Cabinet Approves more than 16,000 Acres in New Conservation Lands

Big wins for birds, wildlife, and people.

Birding Near Nesting Seabirds and Shorebirds: Keeping Birds Safe
Coastal Conservation

Birding Near Nesting Seabirds and Shorebirds: Keeping Birds Safe

Not disturbing wildlife is key to ensuring areas near nest sites remain open to birders and the general public.

Nesting Season for Coastal Birds Has Begun!
Coastal Conservation

Nesting Season for Beach Birds Has Begun!

Sea and shorebirds flock to Florida's coastline in the spring and summer for breeding and nesting season.

Restoring Cape Sable
Everglades

Restoring Cape Sable

The interior wetlands of Cape Sable are among the most ecologically productive environments left in Florida.

Raptors Tell Us That Everglades Restoration is Working
Everglades

Raptors Tell Us That Everglades Restoration is Working

Healthy land and water resources support people, too.

Audubon Florida Birdathon is April 8 - 14, 2022
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Audubon Florida Birdathon is April 8 - 14, 2022

Help raise funds to protect birds and the places they need while participating in one of America's favorite pastimes.