Archive for 'Ciconiidae'

Jabiru Stork (Jabiru mycteria)

The huge jabiru stork is a Pantanal icon, and I was in luck to encounter a few nests with chicks during my trips up and down the many rivers in Jaguarland. They always nest high up in the canopy and are hard to reach with lens or in person. When their nest is located on […]

Jabiru Stork (Jabiru mycteria)

A very large stork, with an equally huge nest! I saw several nests high up in the largest power pylons crossing the Pantanal. They usually build their nest high up in the trees, but the largest power pylons seem irresistible to some pairs. This couple is browsing for food in the many dwindling ponds around […]

Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)

Many long-billed bird species including storks are attracted to the rice fields of Fazenda San Fransico. Due to the need of large amounts of water these fields are in fact supporting many species during the dry season. The water is pumped up in to canals from the lower levels of the property where the river […]

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)

One of several stork species I encountered here at Fazenda San Fransico, and the only one I didn’t see up close. In fact this is my closet encounter.

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)

My boat trip from Chalalan back to Rurrenabaque presented an even greater amount of bird species than my trip upstream! Also species I didn’t see on my way to Chalalan. That’s what’s so great about a place like the enormous Madidi National Park – it’s so diverse that even boat 100 trips would present new […]