Critter Corner: The roseate spoonbill
This bubblegum-colored beauty almost went extinct in the 1800s as people hunted them for feathers.
- Our friends at Tropical Audubon Society tell us the roseate spoonbill is their top "liked" bird on social media.
- You might be able to see one by joining one of the nonprofit's free upcoming field trips.
Yes, but: Roseate spoonbills are vulnerable to spring heat waves that endanger young birds in the nest, plus habitat loss due to real estate development.
Of note: Fall migration is underway, with songbirds stopping in the Miami area as they migrate to wintering grounds in the South.
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