|Modest gains in wading bird nesting in 2013|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MIAMI — The nesting of wading birds, a key indicator of the health of Florida’s Everglades, has made modest gains, according to an annual report released Thursday.
According to the report issued by the South Florida Water Management District, wood stork, white ibis and great egret nesting significantly improved in 2013. The number of roseate spoonbill nests in Florida Bay also increased, though scientists caution that the total is still far below the historical average.
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