Nearby are cormorants (phalacrocorax olivaceus) and many types of heron, including the gray herons with their slender, slanting necks, and the great white heron
Spoonbills, which Lorenz calls the "pink canary in the coalmine," rely on the same food and resources as bald eagles, great white herons
, crocodiles, West Indian manatees, and game fish, among others.
On the edge of the sanctuary a mangrove-covered island, known as Bird Island, is a haven for thousands of frigate birds, pelicans, great white herons
, cormorants, and flamingoes.
Legions of great white herons
, reddish herons and alligators eerily skimmed the flat-calm waters.
the pink hues of roseate spoonbills; the arching beaks of ibis; the grand flights of ospreys, great blue herons, great white herons
and snowy egrets standing out against the background of the rich green mangrove islets.