| Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the News|
|Outlet: Naples Daily News|
Headline: Audubon Christmas Bird Count gives scientists vital population data
Excerpt: As 2020 comes to a close, the National Audubon Society’s massive cohort of volunteers gathered their binoculars and notebooks and headed outside to participate in the 121st Christmas Bird Count. “These people are more than just volunteers, they are community scientists,” said Renee Wilson, spokeswoman for Audubon Florida. “They are providing a very important research component to scientists who are trying to understand bird population trends.” Wilson also works with Southwest Florida’s Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples.
Outlet: Naples Florida Weekly
Headline: How to attract “snowbirds” and other feathered friends to your yard
Excerpt: There are more birds in Florida during the winter than any other season. Whether they’re in town for months or just stopping by for a few weeks as they head farther south, it’s a great opportunity for bird lovers to see species they don’t usually get to enjoy.
Outlet: Tampa Bay Times
Headline: Most Florida panthers found dead in 2020 were killed by cars
Excerpt: At least 20 Florida panthers died in 2020, almost all of them because of people. Bradley Cornell, a Southwest Florida policy associate for Audubon Florida, said panther deaths are a reminder of the importance of preserving conservation land and big ranches as habitat in the middle of the state where the animals could expand.
Outlet: Coastal Breeze News
Headline: Attract Hummingbirds to your yard
Excerpt: Florida is host to many resident birds that are year-rounders and also enjoy many winter bird visitors. Dr. Shawn Clem, Research Director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, stated on December 7th that the Sanctuary released a ruby-throated hummingbird into their native plant and pollinator garden.