In 2012, for the third straight year, wading birds in south Florida had poor nesting success. Only 26,395 nests were started in 2012, a 39 percent decline compared to the decadal average. Most hard-hit were federally endangered Wood Storks, which saw all 820 nests fail or be abandoned.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.