Wading Birds: When Ebenezer Stirrup, a Bahamian-born entrepreneur, began building homes in early 20th century Coconut Grove, the Everglades were much closer than they are today. More than 300 species of birds make this area their home. “Snowbirds,” immigrants from the Caribbean basin and other residents alike, find comfort and beauty here.
Heron: A bold and arresting presence, the heron relies on South Florida’s unique wetland habitat for its survival. The largest bird in the Everglades, the Great Blue Heron is dependent – as are all residents of South Florida – on a reliable flow of clean, fresh water.