The Flamingo’s at Hialeah Park Racetrack are being exploited yet no one seems to care about their habitat which was deemed a National Audubon Sanctuary.
The standards for the certification of a National Audubon Sanctuary is no longer applicable to their current impaired habitat. With the clear cutting of the Australian Pines adjacent to their habitat and on going heavy construction, the wildlife are disrupted.
The foxes have lost their homes and now have become a nuisance to the water foul including the Flamingo’s at the Flamingo Pond. The wildlife have had their environment drastically changed forever.
Flamingos and construction don’t mix. Yet, Hialeah Park Racetrack, the City of Hialeah and Prestige failed to consider the well-being of these iconic birds. These birds are the symbol of Hialeah Park Racetrack, the City of Hialeah, a Sunshine State Symbol and name of numerous Prestige Company projects.
The beginning of the end for Hialeah Park Racetrack and its iconic flamingos. The parcel of land being developed as “Flamingo Village” will over shadow Flamingo Pond with their rental apartments/townhouses, gaming venue’s, restaurant, shopping and charter school K-12. It’s odd that no floor plans and project layout is available yet to the public as other developments are. Why is that I wonder?
It’s a land grab for sure. This developer has deep roots with other developers, investors and government. They wanted to show case the flamingos and the racetrack as a
selling point for Flamingo Village but the flamingos have another idea.
These birds and wildlife had a rapid and drastic change to their home. The question from 30 years ago is front and center concerning the future of the flamingos with development in the park? What’s best for them? Obviously what’s going on isn’t good for them at all.
It’s time to interview all those involved in forever changing their infield island that’s no longer a National Audubon Sanctuary.
Will Miami Springs protect the Hialeah Park Racetrack flamingos when they roost nightly at the clay pit? Will the racetrack continue to feed them? What to do with these birds future now that land is being developed adjacent to their habitat? It seems that no one cares about that.
I hope you will follow up on the Flamingo’s of Hialeah Park Racetrack and their future.
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