The wood stork nests in cypress and mangrove trees. It was once listed as endangered, then threatened for several years. Thankfully, the population rebounded and the near threatened status was downgraded, although the population is still decreasing due to ecosystem fragility (Florida Everglades).
Seen behind cypress knees in a swamp in Big Cypress National Preserve.
Lat: 25.76, Long: -80.96
Spotted on Dec 20, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2019