What's New at High Island
Volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly restoring habitat in Smith Oaks. The Grackle Pond loop, which was a favorite spot for many last year, is now in even better condition. Migrants will soon flock to the area, which offers visitors abundant habitat from which to forage. The newer Cattail Island in Smith Pond was created four years ago as part of a nesting expansion project and was finally put to use last spring by five bird species. The McGovern Canopy Walkway continues to be a showstopper, providing new vantages and a stunning view of the Rookery. Already in early March, the Rookery was teeming with Great Egrets, Neotropic Cormorants, and Roseate Spoonbills.