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

Learn about the results of the 2018 South Florida Wading Bird Report

Wood Storks nesting in the Florida Everglades Photo: Mac Stone

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.

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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

One Tough Survivor: Piping Plover A97
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One Tough Survivor: Piping Plover A97

The tale of a "snowbird" that survived 140+ mph winds

Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Recognized by International Wetland Scientists
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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Recognized by International Wetland Scientists

— Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was recently recognized as the newest Wetland of Distinction by the Society of Wetland Scientists. The first wetland in the southern U.S. to obtain this recognition, the initiative was created in 2017 “to promote awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of some of the country’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes.”
New Hope for South Florida Water Management District
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STATEMENT: New Hope for South Florida Water Management District

— Audubon Applauds Appointment of Drew Bartlett as SFWMD Executive Director
President’s Proposed Budget Cuts Hint at Less Money for the Everglades
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STATEMENT: President’s Proposed Budget Cuts Hint at Less Money for the Everglades

— Audubon Urges Congress to Support $200M Federal Commitment to River Of Grass
Audubon Celebrates Judge's Decision to Protect Everglades Water Quality and Restoration Progress
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Audubon Celebrates Judge's Decision to Protect Everglades Water Quality and Restoration Progress

— “Fantastic news! Today’s denial by Judge Moreno is a huge win for America’s Everglades, the people of Florida, and the wildlife that depend on this incredible ecosystem. We’re grateful Judge Moreno stopped this unnecessary distraction from Everglades restoration. South Florida’s water quality and quantity needs are urgent, and I’m looking forward to refocusing on the restoration of Florida’s famed River of Grass.”