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

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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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Audubon Florida teams up with Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuge to lead field trip to Lower Tampa Bay Global Important Bird Area
Waterways And IBAs

Audubon Florida teams up with Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuge to lead field trip to Lower Tampa Bay Global Important Bird Area

Members of two friends groups learn about nesting birds as part of the 8th annual sanctuary tour.

Audubon Florida Sustainable Rancher of the Year 2019: Jim Strickland
Working Lands

Audubon Florida Sustainable Rancher of the Year 2019: Jim Strickland

Audubon Florida is presenting its 2019 “Sustainable Rancher of the Year” award at the Florida Cattlemen’s Association annual convention at Marco Island to Jim Strickland, a rancher with six decades of experience in the industry.

Four big victories for America's Everglades
Everglades

Four Big Victories for America’s Everglades

Audubon Florida has been hard at work, and over the last month, some significant victories have materialized in the shape of increased federal funding for Everglades restoration, major milestones for two critical restoration projects, and a major shift in water management that is giving Lake Okeechobee a fighting chance at recovery.

Last Year's Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More than 80 Years
Press Center

Last Year's Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More than 80 Years

An official report says that South Florida's wading birds had an even better 2018 than we thought.

Beach Volleyball Tournament Host Goes to the Net – for Florida’s Beach-nesting Birds!
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Beach Volleyball Tournament Host Goes to the Net – for Florida’s Beach-nesting Birds!

One establishment in St. Pete Beach, Chris's Beachside Bar, has found a way to accommodate both people and birds during their beach volleyball event.

Help Protect Beach-nesting Birds Over Memorial Day Weekend!
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Help Protect Beach-nesting Birds Over Memorial Day Weekend!

Beach-nesting bird families also rely on the beach at this time of year, and need your help now more than ever.

The Least Tern, a Fascinating Bird That Needs Our Help
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The Fascinating Least Tern

Each summer I look forward to the return of the Least Terns and my time with them on the beach.

Captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrows Released
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Captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrows released

Captive breeding program began in 2015. First 3 birds released on May 6, 2019.

Shorebird Nesting Habitat Restoration Completed
Coastal Conservation

Shorebird Nesting Habitat Restoration Completed

Two sections of the relic St. George Island Causeway are ready for the birds!

Holiday Inn at Lido Key Partners with Audubon Bird Stewardship
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Holiday Inn at Lido Key Partners with Audubon Bird Stewardship

Black Skimmers and bird stewards benefit from Holiday Inn partnership