Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

Rough year for shorebirds

Rough year for shorebirds

For the second year in a row, shorebird nesting season has produced fewer chicks than initially anticipated, impacting at-risk species such as least terns and black skimmers. This season started with a positive outlook, but weather conditions wreaked havoc on the nests, said Audubon Florida Panhandle Shorebird Program Manager Caroline Stahala. Along Navarre Beach there […]

Bald eagle soars again after sanctuary care

Bald eagle soars again after sanctuary care

A young bald eagle has been released into the wild after treatment for suspected food poisoning from eating at a landfill. The Santa Rosa County Landfill has had three bald eagles turned over to human care in the past four months following illnesses suspected to have been caused by what the birds ate. Read the […]

Junior Audubon gets hands on

Junior Audubon gets hands on

Holley Navarre Middle School students are getting hands on with environmental science thanks to the newly formed Junior Audubon Society Club. Teacher and group organizer Jennifer Butera said the club allows students to experience firsthand the environments and organisms they may only have learned about in textbooks. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 […]