July 15, 2008
Rare Snail Kite Nests Found in Florida
Rare Everglade snail kite nests found in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, conservationists said.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said they are the first snail kite nests found in the area in a decade, the
Biologists said 12 adult snail kites and four nests were found in a small wetland area near the entrance to the park. One nest had three hatchlings and another had three eggs.
Every nest, every bird that is produced right now is absolutely critical to keeping their population sustained through time, researcher Wylie Kitchens told the newspaper.