If you’re down my way a go-to spot for seeing Florida birds is the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a man-made gathering, roosting and breeding spot for a variety of species.
As this photo shows, nesting involves a bit of wooing.
Derived from a Seminole Indian phrase meaning “created waters,” the area was constructed by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department next to an existing water treatment plant and about a mile from a regional water reclamation facility.
The project converted about 56 acres of former percolation ponds into a thriving wetlands habitat. Approximately two million gallons per day of highly treated reclaimed water is used to maintain the wetlands, which attracts an abundance of wildlife in a park-like setting.
It’s in western Boynton Beach on Jog Road.