Monday, February 23, 2009

Backyard Bird Count - Green Cay Oasis

Invariably during each Everglades tour I remind people that "this area used to be wetland". From Fort Myers to Naples to Miami to West Palm Beach, nearly half of the Everglades has been "reclaimed".

While the niece and nephew were in town, my sister Tiffany and I took them to an area of Boynton Beach called Green Cay Wetland which seems to be the last remaining oasis in Palm Beach County that hasn't been developed (although it is a "constructed wetland"). It also happened to be during the Great Backyard Birdcount - so here's my unofficial tally.
Green-backed Heron

Pied-billed Grebe

Glossy Ibis

American Coot (look at those crazy toes!)


Mottled Duck

Common Moorhen

Little Blue Heron

Blue-winged Teal

Purple Gallinule

And an Alligator in the Duckweed


  1. nice pictures!

  2. i'll take it! but if you wan't great wildlife photography people click on Juan's name and check out his photography. Stunning. I love the Roseate Spoonbill photos.

  3. Forget the birds, how 'bout the hot chick on the right!!! One of my biggest childhood crushes!