The wood stork (Mycteria americana) was studied during a 5-year
multi-state project in connection with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. Read the results of the study and learn interesting facts
about the only stork native to the United States.
The wood stork is the only species of stork that breeds in the
United States. Precipitous declines in their range and numbers in
Florida during the early to mid 1900s resulted in the wood stork
being listed as an endangered species.
The primary goal of this study is to gather productivity data for
storks nesting in Florida in order to examine the variation and
trends in fledging success within and among colonies and years.
Biologists ask members of the public to share sightings of wood stork colonies to increase our knowledge of the species’ nesting population and distribution.
Do you have questions about wood storks? Read the wood stork FAQ for answers.