Range Tracking

Wastewater Birds – Part One

Four days at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant helping to guide the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience resulted in a bonanza of bird photos. A selection of which can be seen here.

The complex is a wastewater treatment plant coupled with manmade wetlands that naturally filter the water before it is released. The wetlands attract wildlife, especially birds of all kinds.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) and a Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

And, finally, back with the Sandhill Cranes. Click to view Wastewater Birds – Part Two.

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