Wood Stork Fishing

Wood Stock fishing in the shallows
 

Wood Storks are the largest wading birds that breed in North America. They nest in cypress trees in wetland areas of the southeastern United States. They nearly became extinct before being listed on the Endangered Species List in 1984, and are still considered severely endangered, although common in other parts of the world. Wood storks fly up to 50 miles to search for food. They feed by wandering around in shallow waters with their beak open to catch whatever they find. They eat small fish, tadpoles, and crawfish. Wood Storks need over 400 pounds of fish during a breeding season to feed themselves and their chicks.

 

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