Image: Mike Habeck
Wood Storks are large wading birds that stand three to four feet tall. In this country they are most common in Florida, though individuals occasionally wander north, sometimes great distances. Wood storks sport striking black and white plumages and are distinctive both on the ground and in the air. Growing up in Florida, I often heard them called Ironheads. Wood storks are not common, and have been on the endangered species list.