Nesting wood storks have been documented feeding in a wide variety of wetland habitats from closed canopy forests to open water. Whereas most wading birds are visual feeders, wood storks feed by touch (tactilocation), partially opening their bill and snapping it shut when fish brush against it as they swim through. They are highly efficient when prey are heavily concentrated in shallow water. Over the course of the dry season water levels in South Florida can drop over four feet. This recession serves to concentrate the fish, and once the water level drops below 16” wood storks will come in to feed.