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Okaloosa County Rooftop Nesting Bird Monitor

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Audubon Florida

  • 2 people are interested

Audubon Florida is searching for volunteers to monitor rooftop nesting locations in the Panhandle of Florida for state-threatened seabirds. We currently have 14 sites within the Fort Walton Beach/Destin/Sandestin area that need a monitor for the 2021 nesting season.

Audubon Florida works to protect native birds and their habitats. Many coastal birds that nest on the beach have been found to nest on flat-gravel rooftops due to habitat loss and disturbances. The most commonly found bird to nest at these roofs is the state-threatened the Least Tern. Audubon monitors Least Tern colonies throughout the panhandle from March - August.

Volunteers are required to monitor each site for a minimum of 15 minutes per week
Create your own schedule... go as little or as frequent as you would like, whichever day works best for you
No experience or knowledge of birds is required - we will train you!
Afraid of heights? Not a problem. All surveys are done from the ground
Must be willing to learn

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About Audubon Florida



Mission Statement

Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.


Audubon Florida's work relies on the support of people like you who believe that conservation and establishing an environmental ethic in our communities is paramount.

We have successfully united the sanctuary management, ecosystem science, and environmental education programs of National Audubon Society with Florida Audubon Society's role as the state's leading voice for conservation. Together with a statewide network of grassroots chapters, Audubon Florida offers a compelling record of accomplishments and an even brighter promise for the protection of our state's great natural resources.

Audubon Florida operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our work is made possible through the generosity of corporation, foundation, and individual financial support.



We'll work with your schedule.


300 Mary Esther BlvdMary Esther, FL 32569



  • Environmental Education
  • Data Entry
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • Sites are required to be monitored for a minimum of 15 minutes per week. Sites may need to be monitored more frequently as colony activity increases. Some sites may require to be visited longer than 15 minutes a time.
  • Must have a car and be willing to travel to/from sites

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