Wood Stork Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Wood Storks are hefty wading birds with football-shaped bodies perched atop long legs. They have a long neck and a long, thick bill that is curved at the tip. They fly with their neck and legs outstretched but tend to perch with the neck drawn in, giving them a humpbacked appearance.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Great Egret, smaller than a Great Blue Heron.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 33.5-45.3 in (85-115 cm)
      • Weight: 72.3-93.1 oz (2050-2640 g)
      • Wingspan: 59.1-68.9 in (150-175 cm)