white stork in madrid


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  • Location: Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • Source: SEOBirdLife
  • Info: Live streaming webcam with white storks breeding and nesting in Spain. The stork nest is located at Alcala de Henares in Madrid. Alcala is well-known for its white stork population, which accounts for 10% of the birds residing in the Community of Madrid.

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More info: Alcala de Henares is located in the central part of the Iberian Peninsula, in the southern half of the Inner Plateau. It lies on the valley of the Henares which is a tributary of the Jarama river.

Alcala de Henares is well known for its population of white storks. Their large nests can be observed atop many of the churches and historic buildings in the city, and are themselves a significant tourist attraction. Due to its location straddling the Henares river, the city is an attractive home for the migratory storks as there is a wide availability of food and nesting material in the area.

Every year, the city of Alcala carries out a census of the storks and it also makes sure these feathered citizens are looked after accordingly. This includes providing the birds with an easy-to-reach special supply of twigs and branches for their nests, as well as making sure they suffer as few disturbances as possible.

Video showing the storks of Alcala de Henares in Spain:

Additional Information :
The White Stork: profile - euronatur.org
White Stork - whitestork.org
Animal Diversity Web - animaldiversity.org
White Stork - Ciconia ciconia - ebird.org