Wood Stork

One of North America’s largest and only native wading birds, Wood Storks are found wading through the shallow waters of south-eastern swamps and wetlands. They are extremely large, heavy-billed, and are excellent fliers. These birds derive their name from the brown, heavily textured heads, resembling a bark of food when observed from up close. They are intimidating from every angle, towering over other waterbirds and standing out from all other flocks as they walk through wetlands while foraging.

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