Gravel Rooftops Provide Crucial Habitat for Nesting Seabirds and Shorebirds

Audubon has staff monitoring colonies from the Panhandle to Marco Island

Rooftop Least Tern colony

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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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Black Skimmer Banding Study Yields Surprising Results
Coastal Conservation

Black Skimmer Banding Study Yields Surprising Results

Colonies across Southwest Florida exchange breeding birds, underscoring the importance of regional nesting areas.

Charlotte County Takes Step Towards More Resilient Future
Climate

Charlotte County Takes Step Towards More Resilient Future

Charlotte County commissioners officially joined the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact.

Sirata Beach Resort Becomes Important Black Skimmer Partner
Coastal Conservation

Sirata Beach Resort Becomes Important Black Skimmer Partner

Sirata staff have joined the Audubon coastal team to protect the St. Pete Beach colony.

Poor Wood Stork Nesting in South Florida
Conservation

Poor Wood Stork Nesting in South Florida

Their departure from historic nesting locations in Southwest Florida and across the Everglades is a strong indicator that the quality of our ecosystem has declined and these other places have become more favorable.

Beach-Nesting Colonies Make it through Independence Day Weekend with Help from Coastal Staff and Volunteers
Coastal Conservation

Beach Nesting Colonies Make it Through Independence Day Weekend with Help from Coastal Staff and Volunteers

Fireworks abounded but preparation and teamwork protected the colonies and nesting sites.

Governor DeSantis Signs Water, Resiliency, and Budget Legislation, Rejects Bad Development Bill
Birds

Governor DeSantis Signs Water, Resiliency, and Budget Legislation, Rejects Bad Development Bill

Florida head's into next year with a strong environmental budget.

Dreams and Hard Work Bring New Blind to Pasco County
Chapters & Centers

Dreams and Hard Work Bring New Blind to Pasco County

West Pasco Audubon offers fantastic new resource for local birders.

Higher Water Levels Make Nesting More Difficult for South Florida Spoonbills
Everglades

Higher Water Levels Make Nesting More Difficult for South Florida Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills faced a tough nesting season.

How Have Wildlife Species Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Coastal Conservation

How Have Wildlife Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Shy birds become bolder, Bobcats approach the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk, and more.