Do you like flamingos? Ok, rhetorical question, everyone likes flamingos. The south beach was made for people who like to march to the beat of their own drum. Flamingos are unapologetically cool (and pink), and so are the ones who rock ‘em.
PS. The flamingos told us that anyone wearing the south beach was cool to hang with them. But don’t tell them we told you that.
Below the deck...
In February on 2018, The New York Times reported, wild flamingos may be returning to Florida, even just for temporary living, and they seem to be comfortable in the state’s protected and restored habitats, despite numerous ecological changes in the past century. Where they come from, said Mark Cook, a scientist at Everglades Systems Assessment at South Florida Water Management District who was not involved in this study, doesn’t really matter. If these habitats are made more suitable for flamingos, “the birds are likely to find them,” he said. “Will we classify them as an invasive species if they make it here on their own steam and set up their shop here?” He doesn’t think so.
From time to time, birders still report seeing Conchy with other pink flamingos in the Florida Keys and Bay. Dr. Whitfield and his team are now working on using DNA and diet analysis to get to the bottom of their origins. Until then, “They should be treated as any native part of our fauna,” Dr. Lorenz said.
Wear this colorful flamingo suit and let’s bring flamingos back to South Beach.