Wetlands are important habitats for birds and many other animals. Well cared for wetlands can be particularly valuable for animals especially in the winter months. I toured some well maintained wetlands recently and it was a real joy. The wetlands play host to a wide variety of animals and some gorgeous birds. The Rails and waterfowl were particularly plentiful. We got some great looks at Common Gallinules, a life bird for me, Sora, and others! We heard a Virginia Waterfowl but we did not see it.
Taking care of wetlands is important and very hard to do. From our earliest agricultural experiences, people are used to seeing wetlands as potential farms or other developments and that continues today. There is also some controversy as to what constitutes and what doesn't a wetland. These are important places and spaces for all animals and protecting them needs to be important. I can't wait to get out and see some more birds and rails at the Wetlands across the southeast! Until the next time!
What are your favorite wetlands to visit?
Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here
Info on Wetlands on the EPA - Link here