Among these are the large white crane and small crane, the blue heron, the snowy-white egret, the roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), stork, bittern and many species of ducks.
Associated with these remains there have been found those of many other birds, including a hawk, a duck, a darter, a spoonbill, a heron, a rail and a wild-goose, some of these being much larger than any now inhabiting Madagascar.
June may bring elegant visitors such as spoonbill, whilst the breeding birds include avocet, bittern and bearded tit.
Whilst some people toured the world-famous Abbey Gardens, the rest were treated to a Ring-necked Duck, a Spoonbill and several Little egrets.
The heron rookery at nearby Smith Oaks offers intimate looks at nesting Roseate Spoonbill, Tricolored Heron and Snowy and Great Egrets.