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Wood Storks at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
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Wood Storks at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Our only native stork in North America, the Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), is a very large, heavy-billed bird that wades in the shallows of southern swamps. The Wood Stork population in the southeastern United States was estimated at more than 150,000 at one time, but breeding populations in southern Florida have dropped sharply since 1970. By the early 1990s, Wood Storks’ overall numbers had plummeted to around 10,000. Since then, their breeding range has shifted northward into coastal areas of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Destruction of habitat and disruption of water flow through southern Florida are major causes of decline.

Finding Their Happy Place
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Finding Their Happy Place

By Yvette Powell, Cypress Council Member

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary CLOSED Until Further Notice
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary CLOSED Until Further Notice

Center, boardwalk, and outdoor spaces will be closed until further notice.

Partnering to Protect Habitat from Invasive Plants
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Partnering to Protect Habitat from Invasive Plants

Research provides clues for protecting wetland habitats from the deleterious effects of water hyacinth.

What's Up With Wood Storks
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What's Up With Wood Storks

No nesting activity recorded during recent flight

The Importance of Prescribed Fire
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The Importance of Prescribed Fire

By Allyson Webb, Senior Resource Manager

Cypress Celebration 2020 Enlightens and Inspires Guests
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Cypress Celebration 2020 Enlightens and Inspires Guests

Featured speaker Mac Stone shares stories and imagery

2020 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Magazine
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2020 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Magazine

Corkscrew's annual magazine features the Native Plant and Pollinator Garden, prescribed burns, restoration updates, and more.

Hydrologic study reveals threats to Corkscrew Swamp
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Hydrologic study reveals threats to Corkscrew Swamp

Disturbing trends in water loss present risk to the Sanctuary.

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