Protecting Florida's Great Coastal Waterbirds
Ann Paul, Regional Coordinator for Audubon Florida, will talk about the bird habitat islands in estuaries in Tampa and Sarasota bays, Clearwater Harbor, and St. Joseph Sound. She will share the efforts that Florida Coastal Island Sanctuary staff undertake to manage these sanctuaries, describe the birds that use them, and outline the conservation of these species and the habitats that support them.
Ms. Paul is an expert in water bird populations and management of coastal habitats for wildlife, and an active participant in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Reddish Egret, American Oystercatcher, and Wood Stork Working Groups. She currently serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Conservancy and is past president of the Tampa Audubon Society.