stork nests in belgium


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  • Location: Zwin Natuur Park, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Source: Zwin Natuur Park
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing white storks in Belgium. The webcam shows storks nests in Zwin Natuur Park, Knokke-Heist.

More info: The Zwin Nature Reserve located at the North Sea coast, on the Belgian-Dutch border. It is one of the most important mud-flat and tidal-marsh areas of the coast and is flooded on a daily basis by the sea. This exchange makes Het Zwin Nature Reserve a unique habitat with rich vegetation and vast numbers of birds visiting to forage or spend the winter. It is famous for its large variety in salt-resistant flora, such as sea lavender and it is one of the few places in Belgium to have white storks.

In june 2019, three young storks at Zwin, were fitted with a transmitter. Thanks to their transmitters, the movements of these storks can be followed at all times and positions can be determined to within a few metres. Their plan is to equip more storks in the future, with transmitters. With this study, the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences and the Zwin Nature Park want to document the consequences of changing conditions in the wintering areas on the migration behaviour of the storks.