Wading birds often build their nests over alligators. Experts believe that they choose these locations to avoid predators like raccoons and bobcats.

Gatorland Orlando has a bird rookery that is usually quite active from February through May. THis rookery is open to persons with photographer passes as early as 7:30 A.M. and often until sunset - Wednesday through Sunday during these active months.
Cattle Egret in Breeding PlumageGator on LogBull GatorLimpkinEgret with Nesting MaterialGreat Egret PortraitCourtshipSpoonbills and MapleGreat Egret in the WaterGreat Egret with PlumageGreat Blue Heron FishingCatch and ReleaseStacked GatorsTricolor HeronWood Stork Nesting