The wood storks are nesting! After a two-year absence, the wood storks are nesting again in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary!

Wood Stork in flight

A North American wood stork’s black feathers are visible when the bird is in flight. Photo by Greg Harber

Unlike the European storks that build nests on rooftops and chimneys, of lore and fairy tales, that pick up babies out of marshes and deliver them to expecting parents by dropping them down chimney chutes, our North American wood storks have not adapted to breeding outside of their historical rookeries of cypress swamps or mangrove ecosystems. They depend on expansive shallow swamps to deliver and raise their own babies.

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