Roseate spoonbills, the iconic pink birds that John James Audubon said were once so numerous in Florida Bay that the air “was darkened by whistling wings,” now mostly nest farther north, although several colonies can still be found at Paurotis Pond and Madeira Bay.
Roseate spoonbills, the iconic pink birds that John James Audubon said were once so numerous in Florida Bay that the air “was darkened by whistling wings,” now mostly nest farther north, although several colonies can still be found at Paurotis Pond and Madeira Bay. Joe Rimkus Jr. MIAMI HERALD archive
Roseate spoonbills, the iconic pink birds that John James Audubon said were once so numerous in Florida Bay that the air “was darkened by whistling wings,” now mostly nest farther north, although several colonies can still be found at Paurotis Pond and Madeira Bay. Joe Rimkus Jr. MIAMI HERALD archive

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