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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Improved Outlook Anticipated for the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
Birds

Improved Outlook Anticipated for the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

This endemic sparrow spends it entire life in the dry prairies of Central Florida.

Snail Kite Monitoring Key to a Resilient Future
News

Snail Kite Monitoring Key to a Resilient Future

By J. Scott Angle, jangle@ufl.edu

Meet Lisa von Borowski, Early Audubon Conservationist
About Us

Meet Lisa von Borowski, Early Audubon Conservationist

German emigrant used her personal finances to help preserve Ahhochee Hill. Now it is an Audubon Sanctuary.

Audubon’s Florida Scrub-Jay Program Enters 20th Year
About Us

Audubon’s Florida Scrub-Jay Program Enters 20th Year

The community science program monitors endemic Florida Scrub-Jay populations across 46 Florida sites.

Limiting the Negative Impacts of Nonnative Wildlife Requires a Concerted Effort
Conservation

Limiting the Negative Impacts of Nonnative Wildlife Requires a Concerted Effort

Nonnative wildlife can negatively impact Floridians and our environment.

Audubon Florida Celebrates 122 Years in Conservation
About Us

Audubon Florida Celebrates 122 Years in Conservation

The groundswell of support for the birds of Florida and the Everglades went on to give rise to the National Audubon Society.

Biologists Rescue Injured Roseate Spoonbill in Florida Bay
Everglades

Biologists Rescue Injured Roseate Spoonbill in Florida Bay

The young bird likely fell out of its nest.

Protecting the St. Lucie Estuary with C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area
Everglades

Protecting the St. Lucie Estuary with C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area

Friday marked another win for St. Lucie Estuary protection with a groundbreaking event for the C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area (STA).

Wandering Spoonbills Tell Us What We Need to Protect the Everglades
Everglades

Wandering Spoonbills Tell Us What We Need to Protect the Everglades

Jerry Lorenz of Audubon Florida tracked this species to shed light on how the iconic "River of Grass" is changing, for better or worse

A Season in the Life of a Bird Biologist: Nesting Begins in the Eastern Panhandle
Coastal Conservation

A Season in the Life of a Bird Biologist: Nesting Begins in the Eastern Panhandle

by Michael Ferrara, Carrabelle Shorebird Biologist.