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Wood Storks are North America’s only native stork and the largest wading bird that breeds in the U.S.⠀ Mac captured these juvenile and adult Wood Storks gathering to forage in the wetland pockets of the Hungryland Slough Natural Area in the Everglades watershed.⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is brought to you by Mac Stone, @macstonephoto, in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.

Wood Storks' nests can be 10-15 feet above water in mangroves and 80 feet, or higher, in cypress swamps. Mac captured this incredible photo of nesting Wood Storks outside Big Cypress National Preserve in the central Everglades.⠀

Learn about this year's nesting boom in the Everglades by clicking the link in our bio. 🐣⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is brought to you by Mac Stone, @macstonephoto, in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.

The Great Egret’s breeding plumage is a key part of its courtship display and reaches full length just as it begins breeding. Mac captured this stunning close up of a Great Egret in its breeding plumage at Audubon's @corkscrewswamp.⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is thanks to Mac Stone, @macstonephoto, in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.

Crowded living quarters can often result in territory disputes. Mac captured these two Wood Storks fighting over a prized stick to complete their nests. ⠀

Click the link in our bio to learn about this year's nesting boom in the Everglades.⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is thanks to Mac Stone (@macstonephoto), in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.

White Ibises are tactile feeders, which means they have to touch their prey to eat. As water recedes in the shallows of Audubon's @corkscrewswamp, they take advantage of concentrated prey to forage during nesting season. ⠀

Click the link in our bio to learn more about this year's nesting boom in Florida's Everglades. 🐣⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is brought to you by Mac Stone, @macstonephoto, in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.

When conditions are just right, the Everglades become a booming breeding ground. This spring, southern Florida is experiencing a huge spike in nesting birds. While flying over Everglades National Park, Mac captured this colony of more than 12,000 White Ibises, Wood Storks, and egrets. ⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is thanks to Mac Stone, @macstonephoto, in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.

Thanks to ample foraging grounds created by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Irma, colonies of Wood Storks are thriving in the cypress domes and sloughs of southern Florida. ⠀

Click the link in our bio to learn more about this year's nesting boom in Florida's Everglades. 🐣⠀

This week's #AudubonTakeover is brought to you by Mac Stone (@macstonephoto), in partnership with @ilcp_photographers.⠀

We’re thrilled to announce a new #AudubonTakeover this week from Mac Stone (@macstonephoto), in partnership with the International League of Conservation Photographers (@ilcp_photographers)!⠀

The Everglades are an important breeding area for wading birds. Unfortunately, their populations have declined throughout the region by nearly 90% since the 20th century.⠀

But thanks to conservation efforts and extra-rainy conditions, the Everglades are welcoming droves of nesting wading birds this year—and Mac Stone was there to witness moments from this spectacular event.⠀

Mac captured this beautiful image of a mating pair of Wood Storks building their nest in the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. ⠀

Join us in celebrating 2018 as the #YearOfTheBird, to mark the 100th anniversary of the landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Act—our country's most important bird-protection law.⠀

Take action today to #ProtectTheBirds by clicking the link in our bio.⠀

Painted Bunting. Photo: Lillian Beasley/Audubon Photography Awards ⠀

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has helped numerous species rebound from the brink of extinction and also protects our favorite backyard birds. ⠀

The MBTA is one of the most successful conservation laws in American history, but its success is under threat. During the #YearOfTheBird, take action to #ProtectTheBirds by clicking the link in our bio. ⠀⠀

Tufted Titmouse. Photo: Enola Wagner/Great Backyard Bird Count ⠀

Your favorite bird is likely protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). During the #YearOfTheBird, we're celebrating the 100th anniversary of the MBTA. But this important bird protection law is under attack. Click the link in our bio to take action today to protect our birds.⠀

Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Glenda Simmons/Great Backyard Bird Count⠀

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) is among the oldest wildlife protection laws on the books. In the years since its enactment, it has saved millions, if not billions, of birds from depredatory human activities.⠀

During the #YearOfTheBird, we're celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. But this important bird protection law is under attack. Take action to protect our birds by clicking the link in our bio.⠀

American Avocets. Photo: Lisa Sproat/Audubon Photography Awards

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