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Wakodahatchee Wetlands

United States, Florida

Overview

Palm Beach, Florida. Artificial wetland created to naturally filter wastewater from the Palm Beach Water Treatment Facility nextdoor.

Birds

Notable Species

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Rarities

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Check-list

Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

-alligators-always seen -fresh water turtles, various species-always seen -bobcats-occassionally seen, especially early or late in the day, generally along the dikes -rabbits-commonly seen

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Lovely views of many wetland species. Boardwalk trails. Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week, free admission.

Contact Details

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External Links

Wakodahatchee Wetlands


Content and images originally posted by janine13

Reviews

janine13's review

Pros

  • Excellent viewing of herons
  • egrets
  • coots
  • moorhen
  • bittern
  • anhinga
  • gallinule.... many many more.

Cons

  • Plenty of noisy people use it as a "fitness trail" on weekends.

Limeybirder's review

Stunning views of some of the states common water birds. Still the best views I have had of Sora at this site and in good numbers. A reliable site to see the resident pair of Bobcats especially at dawn and dusk.

Pros

  • great place for photography

Cons

  • busy with loud tourists from 9am onwards especially weekends

Avi's review

Pros

  • In addition to others' comments
  • I would add that when we have been there in mid to late February there have been some excellent views of some of the larger birds nesting
  • including chicks on the nests.

Cons

  • Can be crowded on the boardwalks; if possible avoid weekends and "Presidents' Week"
  • which is the nine-day period (Saturday through the following Sunday) that incorporates the Washington's Day federal holiday.
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