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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Starting in 2014, we began monitoring the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, a federally-endangered subspecies with a distribution restricted to the seasonally-flooded marl prairies of the Florida Everglades. The loss or degradation of the sparrow’s limited habitat due to past water management practices has led to a decline in the already small population. Our goal is to provide information vital to aid recovery efforts and to contribute recommendations for the ongoing restoration of the Everglades ecosystem.

More about the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Project