Local Birds Make Big Spash at the Visitor Center
The staff and visitors of the Refuge were overwhelmed this week by hundreds of birds coming to get a free feed in the Cypress Swamp behind the Visitor Center at Loxahatchee. All kinds of birds have been seen as they came to eat: roseate spoonbills, glossy ibis, wood storks, egrets, great blue herons, tricolor herons; even a cardinal and racoons! In the words of Lew Hecker, Park Ranger, "I have never seen anything like this here." Lew is not the only one surprized by the sight of so many birds feeding in the swamp. Some people who have been coming here weekly for over 30 years have never seen anything like this at all.
Birds of Loxahatchee Swamp
Tadpoles for breakfast
Birds in the pond
A few of our friends waiting for their time.
Two in the bush!
The Birds of April