Monday, February 15, 2016

Peaceful Waters

Peaceful Waters, a 30 acre wetlands park, in Wellington, Florida is a must for any birder or photographer visiting Palm Beach county. Birds were everywhere when we visited in January.

Great egrets, white ibis, tricolored heron, roseate spoonbills, wood stork
The park has 1500 feet of elevated boardwalks and a mile of walking trails. Here's a link to their website. Peaceful Waters Sanctuary

Roseate spoonbills were just one of the many species that lined up on the railings along the boardwalk.

tricolored heron

tricolored heron

white ibis
There is such a variety that you can spend all day here!

wood storks

wood stork

green heron
glossy ibis and mottled ducks

common gallinule

purple gallinule

long-billed dowitchers

ring-billed gulls and Forster's tern

Florida has done a great job turning their wastewater treatment facilities throughout the state into wetland sanctuaries!

1 comment:

  1. Damn, these are stunning pictures. These birds are absolutely adorable. My favorite is the tricoloured heron. It looks pretty lonely. Does it have a mate.