A couple of storks from recovery centres nests in Terra Natura Benidorm
storks (Ciconia ciconia) that live in Terra Natura Benidorm since 2005 and 2006
respectively, have managed to successfully nest and lay two eggs that are
expected to hatch over the coming weeks. Both birds come from the Centre for
the Recovery of Endangered Species (CREA) 'Los Hornos', located in Cáceres.
of storks, that belongs to the group of injured and unrecoverable birds that
live in the zoo, has managed to nest in the facilities of the aviary after
suffering several failed attempts. On previous occasions, they had managed to
make the nest and lay their eggs, but unfortunately, they didn´t come forward.
Natura Benidorm welcomes a group of unrecoverable birds that cannot be
reintroduced into the wild habitat because due to their injuries they would
die. The arrival to this conservation space has allowed both storks to recover
part of their functions and also the socialization. Proof of its complete
adaptation are the courtships and the pairing process.
ago, the white stork was a migratory species that lived during the summer
periods in the Iberian Peninsula, where the summers are warm and there is
plenty food, and in the autumn, they fly a distance of 3,000 kilometres to the
sub-Saharan Africa area to hibernate. However, climate change has caused that
these birds tend to become sedentary.
species is able to fly long distances taking advantage of the ascending thermal
air currents. This mechanism that helps them in their migration becomes a
deadly trap when there are electrical lines or wind turbines in their way, as
they impact against them, causing serious injuries or even death.