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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.

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.