Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wood stork downgraded today

In a victory for bird conservation, today the wood stork was downgraded from Federally Endangered to Threatened. Once on the way to possible extinction, the wood stork, a characteristic large wader of the southeast has made a remarkable comeback in the past three decades thanks to effective conservation..
Once only able to be seen in southern Florida, the majestic birds have since established healthy rookeries in Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, and most recently southeastern North Carolina. If you are in the Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, or Holden Beach areas, keep an eye out for these big birds.

Wood Stork by Taylor Piephoff