The state of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources has announced that the number of Wood Stork nests state-wide is higher this year than any other year since aerial nest surveys began in the early 1990s.  The count of more than 2,500 broke the previous record of about 2,200, and is attributed to poor weather early in the breeding season in Florida, which caused at least some storks to relocate and attempt a new nest in Georgia.  Here’s hoping the Wood Stork continues on its comeback trail.

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.