It’s May and wild birds are nesting at the Jacksonville Zoo (Florida)

In spring, Wood Storks, Great Egrets, and Black-crowned Night-Herons nest in the mature oaks and bamboo stands of Jacksonville Zoo (370 Zoo Parkway), so be sure to take binoculars while visiting. Black Vultures can also be seen year-round.

Wood Storks tend to their nests.
A Wood Stork guards her chick, which is just large enough to peer over the edge of the nest.
Wood Stork
A nesting Black-crowned Night-Heron makes its way through thick bamboo stems.
A juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron peers through the leaves of an oak tree.

Published by cafsamsel

Carol Fullerton-Samsel is a nearly-native Floridian who lives with her husband of 25 years and three rescue animals. She has a passion for day-hiking and nature, and also enjoys writing. Be sure to visit the TenPaths YouTube channel, which is still in its infancy.

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