Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center

12800 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton Beach, 33437
(561) 966-7000
7am to sunset

Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center

Offering more than a mile of boardwalk across open water, vegetated wetlands and mudflats, this created wetland is just as spectacular as Wakodahatchee, only bigger! If you own a camera, make sure you bring it as even amateur snappers can get great pictures here! Many of Florida’s wetland specialties can be found at Green Cay; walk the boardwalk slowly keeping an eye out for Black-bellied and Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Least Bitterns, Wood Storks, both species of night heron, Purple Gallinule and Limpkin. In winter, American Bitterns can be seen much more easily than anywhere else in the state, other than Wakodahatchee of course! Wintering Painted Buntings can be found at the feeding station by the nature center, and be sure to check the trees around the parking lot for migratory songbirds. In 2015, a La Sagra’s Flycatcher wintered here! This family friendly site is a must visit. The nature center coordinates guided walks and classes, and interprets the surrounding wetlands for visitors. Call ahead for more information. Loaner optics are available.

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