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Lousy photos by Gen Anderson The rookery not only contains a stunning congregation of nesting wading birds, but also more than a dozen gorgeous new signs detailing the various species which call the zoo home. On your next visit to the rookery, please look away from the...

  Photo by Larry Arrington Northeast Florida is currently being threatened by a state of extreme drought. Our region is seven inches below normal for the year and down twenty-three inches since the beginning of 2010. Wading birds depend on water and a reliable aquatic food source to...

  Photo by Sara Lopez The rookery is full of all sorts of activity: displaying, incubating, flying, nesting, and young rearing!  The Great Egret nests began hatching out about a week ago and will continue to do so over the next few weeks.  Some Wood Storks are incubating eggs,...

We hope the alligators, nesting birds, and visitors notice and appreciate all the blood, sweat, and tears shed in the Native Swamp this past fall....

In the mid 1970’s the Alligator Farm expanded its Native Florida Swamp exhibit and inadvertently developed an outstanding natural bird rookery....

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery had a phenomenal nesting season this year with over 800 nests counted within two acres of habitat!...

Great egret and Roseate spoonbill chicks are fledging, though the Snowy egrets and Tri-colored herons are still incubating eggs!...