|Definition :||A wetland is any ecosytem that has the presence of water during, at least, part of the year.|
Wetlands include: marshes, sloughs, tidal marshes, swamps, and bogs. The water can come from salt or freshwater.|
Wetlands act as sponges, absorbing water and then slowly releasing it over time.
Many birds are dependent on wetlands for food and shelter during their migration. Wetlands make up part of the birds' flywaysâ€”paths birds fly during migration.