Tag: Snail kite

February 4, 2021

Endangered snail kites sensitive to Florida water levels

Endangered snail kites depend on a good balance of water levels in the aquatic ecosystem of southern Florida. Too much water or extremely dry conditions might give different predators easy...

October 11, 2016

Invasive snails rescue endangered bird of prey

Endangered kites in Florida may have an unlikely savior: a type of invasive snail the size of a baseball. Until recently, the Florida population of snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus)...