Wood Storks Nesting

Wood Storks nesting in the Florida Everglades Photo: Mac Stone

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Last Year's Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More than 80 Years

An official report says that South Florida's wading birds had an even better 2018 than we thought.

A year ago, Everglades scientists and environmentalists were ecstatic about what looked like a blockbuster breeding season for South Florida’s wading birds. Turns out, it was far better than those early estimates indicated. New data show that the region hosted its biggest colonies of waders in more than 80 years, offering a flashback to the historical Everglades and a glimpse of how the ecosystem again could look once restored.

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