Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spectacular Bahamian Flamingos Could Have Disappeared Like The Dodo

by Larry Smith
Long before the science of ecology was born, adventurers were reporting on the natural wonders of the Bahamas. And one of the star attractions of the Bahamian environment was the flamingo - our national bird.

One early European visitor recorded hunting and catching a great number of "Swanees" during a stopover in the Bahamas on his way to Virginia in 1587.