In the late 19th century, it was fashionable for women to wear exotic bird feathered hats. Many beautiful bird species were nearly eliminated by wader hunters providing the plume trade. The Roseate Spoonbill is still uncommon, a treat to see wading and swishing its paddle-shaped beak in shallow waters for food or seen as a pink streak flying overhead to roost. Like many tropical birds in Florida, their slow return is due to degradation of feeding and nesting habitats and dwindling salty, shallow waters, primarily the Everglades National Park. As seagrass beds and mangrove forests are depleting in the Everglades, the birds are adapting by migrating north to feed and breed.