Audubon Center for Birds of Prey (Maitland, FL)


  • Name:Katie Gill Warner
  • Title:Program Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
  • Address:1101 Audubon Way
    Maitland, FL 32751
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:407-644-0190
  • Main fax:407-644-8940

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  • Mission:
  • Audubon Florida's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

    Audubon is unique among environmental organizations because of our comprehensive and solution-oriented approach to conservation that uses sound science, effective advocacy, education, management of sanctuaries and on-the-ground restorations, as well as the grassroots leadership of our national network of locally-led chapters.

    For more than 100 years Audubon has been Florida’s voice of conservation. Now Florida’s most influential conservation group deploys staff and volunteers to protect water and wildlife with conservation advocacy through the efforts of highly regarded professional staff; deep grassroots support and alliances with other organizations; 11 field scientists and hundreds of citizen scientists whose data informs our strategies; 44 community based chapter and five nature centers; 50,000 acres of sanctuary lands; and stewardship of more than 150 seabird colonies and 275 Bald Eagle nesting sites utilizing the talents of more than 1,000 volunteers.

  • Overview:
  • At the headwaters of the Northern Everglades, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, FL, a field office of Audubon Florida, provides strong leadership in the fight to protect Florida’s eagles, other birds of prey, and their habitat. Audubon of Florida Center for Birds of Prey is dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic towards Florida’s birds of prey and their habitats through medical rehabilitation, interactive education and practical research. Programs include: wildlife rehabilitation and research, interactive education and outreach initiatives, and a statewide, citizen science eagle nest monitoring program. The Center cares for more than 600 patients annually with approximately 10% being Bald Eagles. Additional species include owls, falcons, hawks, and kites. Approximately 35% of Florida’s eagles can trace their lineage to birds cared for and released by Audubon. Staff works closely with public land managers and private ranchers to promote stewardship of the prairies and lakes that characterize the Northern Everglades and support Bald Eagle habitat. To date, our wildlife rehabilitation team has treated over 1,400 Bald Eagles and released more than 475 of these back into the wild.

    The Center serves as an important resource in Central Florida, partnering and assisting other wildlife organizations with injured and orphaned raptors with regard to patient load and treatment. Scientists and veterinarians seek out the Center for its expertise in providing emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation to birds of prey. As the only environmental education center of its kind in Florida, the Center reaches out to the local community and across the state with education programs focusing on the majesty of birds of prey, their role in the larger environment, the dangers they face, the need to preserve critical habitats in order to protect them, and general conservation and water management concerns. Over 30,000 people participate in Audubon Center educational and outreach activities annually. The Center remains focused on reaching out to diverse communities connecting people with nature, educating them on the important environmental issues in Florida and leading them to take conservation actions to protect our natural resources.

    A premier citizen science program in Florida, Audubon’s EagleWatch Program uses citizen science volunteers to monitor Bald Eagle nests throughout the state collecting important data on productivity, population trends, impacts of changing land use practices, and identifies factors associated with nest failure. EagleWatchers span 42 Florida counties and monitor approximately 20% of the state's nesting population. Information collected through this program helps to determine the long term success of this species in Florida, protect critical habitat and promote best management practices post delisting.

  • History:
  • The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey was founded in 1979 in Maitland, Florida in response to a need for raptor rehabilitation in Central Florida. Today, the Center treats 21 different species of raptors annually. With the support of skilled veterinarians and dedicated volunteers, the Center has treated over 17,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey (raptors), releasing more than 40% of these former patients back into the wild. The Center cares for more than 600 patients annually including Bald Eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, and kites – and is a leader among all North American rehabilitation centers for its’ specialized eagle care.

    To supplement our focus on Bald Eagles and other birds of prey, the Audubon Center also coordinates Audubon EagleWatch, a citizen science program to document, monitor and protect Bald Eagle nests in Florida. The Audubon EagleWatch program began in 1992 in the Central Florida region, with only 22 volunteers. Today the program is active in 42 Florida counties, monitoring approximately 20% of the nesting population. For the 2012-2013 nesting season, Audubon EagleWatch utilized 266 volunteers to monitor 195 active Bald Eagle nests in Florida, and observed the fledging of 189 eaglets.

    While the Bald Eagle’s recovery from near extinction and removal from the endangered species list is one of the great conservation success stories, Bald Eagles remain an important indicator species for the health of our ecosystems. No longer threatened by DDT, the impending new threat to Bald Eagle populations is the unprecedented rate of loss of critical habitat due to development pressures and other human related impacts. In Florida, which supports 11% of the nesting population in the lower 48 states and one of the fastest growing human populations in the nation, humans have encroached upon most eagle nesting sites that fall outside of protected areas. Long-term Bald Eagle monitoring programs such as Audubon’s EagleWatch and the Center’s rehabilitation programs for Bald Eagles are imperative to determine the impacts that habitat alteration may have on future eagle populations. A nationally renowned research institute, the Center is an influential voice in the ongoing fight to save endangered and threatened birds of prey.

  • Year established:1979
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:0
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Florida Audubon Society/Audubon of Florida state Board
    Joe Ambrozy, Vice Chairman
    Sandy Batchelor
    Jim Brady
    Henry Dean
    John W. Elting, Chairman
    John Flanigan, Esq.
    Charles Geanangel
    John Hood
    Reid Hughes
    Dave Kandz
    Alan Keller
    Randy LaBauve
    Stuart Langton, Ph.D.
    Sheri Ford Lewin, Secretary
    West McCann
    Allan Milledge
    Ann Moore
    Mark Morton
    Cynthia Plockelman
    Diane Reed
    Doug Santoni, Treasurer
    Michael Sheridan
    Katie Sproul
    Andy Stamper, DVM
    Robert Stamps, Ph.D.
    Barbara Sheen Todd
    Jens Tripson
    Doug Warns, Ph.D.
    George W. Willson

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Eric Draper, Executive Director, Audubon of Florida
    Eric Draper, President, Florida Audubon Society

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Key Staff at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
    Katie Gill Warner, Center Administrator
    Dianna Flynt, Rehabilitation Supervisor
    Lynda White, Audubon EagleWatch Coordinator
    Beth Lott, Raptor Clinic Technician
    Samantha Little, Certified Veterinary Technician


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:13-1624102

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:131624102
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% SEAN MURPHY
  • Organization Address:225 VARICK ST 7TH FL
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10014-4396
  • Group Exemption Number:2376
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:6
  • Ruling Date:November, 1972
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):350, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Preservation of natural resources (conservation), Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:C300
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:24:16 pm

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