Thursday, April 26, 2007

No nests for endangered birds

"The official 2007 wood stork score for Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is in: no nests, no eggs, no fledglings. In fact, this is a dismal nesting season everywhere for the wood stork, which has been listed as endangered species since 1984. 'It's looking bad throughout the state,' said Gary Morse, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 'There may be 10 nests in one place near Jacksonville and a few others elsewhere, but they're not doing well anywhere. We've gotten reports from Georgia, and it looks bleak there as well. It's bleak everywhere.'"

Link: Full article from The News Press

Wood Stork image © 2007 Mike McDowell

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