Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Wood Storks

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.

Wood Stork Introduction

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.

Productivity of Wood Storks in Florida

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.

Meet the Researchers

Selected references and additional reading

Help Biologists by Reporting Wood Stork Colonies

Biologists ask members of the public to share sightings of wood stork colonies to increase our knowledge of the species’ nesting population, distribution, movements and survival.

Wood Stork FAQ

Do you have questions about wood storks? Read the wood stork FAQ for answers.

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Johnson's seagrass (Halophila johnsonii) lives only in Florida, and is the only federally listed threatened marine plant species.

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