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BEST BIRD-WATCHING SITE

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

The Delray Beach bird sanctuary in the middle of a residential area on the Water Utilities property is a hotbed of feather-and-beak activity. The mangroves are virtual rookeries squawking with wood storks, herons, and other Florida birds tending their chicks. Serious birders get away from the excited crowds and to the back of the park, where ponds foster the rarer South Florida winged beauties like whistling ducks, and green-winged teal. A three-quarter-mile, easily walked (disabled-friendly) boardwalk loops around the park. You’ll see plenty of other wildlife; keep your eyes open. Crowded in season; go early in the day. At any time, bring sunscreen and bug repellent. 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach. 561- 493-6000 or www.discoverpbg.org/waterutilities/.

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