Recovery for the Roseate Spoonbill

Tampa, FL -

The Roseate Spoonbill is classified as a species of special concern and it's only found in south Florida from the Keys - north to Tampa. Lately, the species seems to be making a comeback and now, Everglades National Park is trying to help things along. Naturalist Bob Showler- says the park is closing some smaller islands to give the birds some space to raise their young.

SHOWLER: There are some islands in Florida bay that have historically had pretty good nesting success and the number of spoonbills, at least in recent years, seems to be hanging in there.

If human activity scares adults away from their nests, it can be dangerous for the hatchlings - because predators like crows and night herons are quick to swoop in and snatch the babies.

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