Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 16, 2018

Birding Green Cay Wetlands 1/15/18

Yesterday I was in South Florida and went birding at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County. Green Cay Wetlands  is the old Green Cay Farm that was owned by Ted and Trudy Winsberg.  When the farms around them were being converted into housing developments they preferred to restore their land to open prairie with wetland similar to how it had been previous to farming.

There is a 1.5-mile elevated boardwalk through the wetland and a nature center.  It is an excellent area to see birds, alligators, turtles, and rabbits.  Here is the visitor’s center  Bird Checklist and Bird Counts links (which include monthly and often weekly bird counts starting on April 2007 and going through 2010).

I identified 24 bird species,  three Alligators and and several turtles

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Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach, Florida, US
Jan 15, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
24 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  3
Blue-winged Teal  3
Mottled Duck  10
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Wood Stork  4
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Anhinga  5
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  2
Tricolored Heron  2
Cattle Egret  2
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
White Ibis  4
Glossy Ibis  10
Turkey Vulture  3
Common Gallinule  25
American Coot  25
Tree Swallow  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Northern Parula  1
Palm Warbler  2
Painted Bunting  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41933397


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