Wakadahatchee Wetlands is sanctuary in Delray Beach Florida that was created using reclaimed water. The Wakadahatchee Wetlands is an amazing place to see nesting birds. It is the home of a rookery for herons, anhingas, wood storks, egrets and other birds. Different species of birds nest and raise their young there side-by-side right next to each other. There are also many iguanas and alligators there as well. Visitors can walk through the park on boardwalks that take you very close to the wildlife who seem unconcerned about the presence of humans so close to their nests.
Green Cay in Boynton Beach is another wetlands bird sanctuary. It also has a series of boardwalks that allow visitors to get up close to the wildlife. There I saw and photographed herons, egrets, purple gallinules, American bitterns, anhingas, roseate spoonbills and painted buntings.
I also visited the wetlands at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. There I saw Egyptian geese for the first time. The Egyptian goose is not indigenous to Florida. They were brought here from Africa.
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