We are an organization focused on discovering real-world solutions to recover and maintain wildlife populations. We conduct sound science that strives to contribute to developing effective conservation strategies. And we incorporate outreach to ensure that our partners and the public have the information necessary to be involved in conservation decisions. We focus on birds because they are exceptional indicators of environmental health and integrity, and because they often connect the public to the natural world.

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Since 2012 we have been studying the ecology and seasonal movements of Mangrove Cuckoos (Coccyzus minor), a rare inhabitant of the mangrove forests in southern Florida. With a narrow range, specialized habitat requirements, and recent population declines, this species is at risk of becoming endangered. Working at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, this study is helping to diagnose likely causes for its decline and develop management recommendations that benefit the species.

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