Black Stork live webcam


Webcam is closed until the new 2016 season.
Black stork stream for mobile devices: iPhone, iPad ; Android, VLC

It’s the ultimate reality show. This webcast will help everyone better understand a bird’s life. They are not stupid, and we are not kings of nature…
The Black Stork Ciconia nigra is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread, but rare, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. This is a shy and wary species, unlike the closely related White Stork. It is seen in pairs or small flocks—in marshy areas, rivers or inland waters. The Black Stork feeds on amphibians and insects.
This stork is a strong migrant, wintering in tropical Africa and India. A broad-winged soaring bird, the Black Stork is assisted by thermals of hot air for long distance flight, although are less dependent on them than the White Stork. Since thermals only form over land, storks, together with large raptors, must cross the Mediterranean at the narrowest points, and many Black Storks can be seen going through the Bosporus. They fly approximately 100 to 250 km a day with daily maxima up to 500 km.
The storks migrate from the middle of August to the end of September. They return in the middle of March. About 10 percent of the western storks choose the passage Sicily – Cap Bon, Tunisia. The common route goes over Gibraltar. Many birds are fly around the Sahara next to the coast. Most birds are wintering in the wetlands of Nigeria or Mali. The eastern birds take the route Bosphorus-Sinai-Nile to Africa. Birds that summer in Siberia winter in northern and northeastern India.


Great thanks to Looduskalender (as the broadcast rights holder) for webcams and bird monitoring.

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51 thoughts on “Black Stork live webcam”

  1. marika says:

    The storklets were ringed on June 12. There is 95% possibility the older storklet is male (and is called Zīļuks) and the younger is female (Zīļuka). The older storklet weighed 2,79 kg, the younger 2,25 kg. On July 3 a team of Latvian ornithologists around Māris Strazds paid the nest another visit. The female of the storklets was fitted with a transmitter. Zīļuka felling down from the branch, its O.K. in the nest (July 14th – and was walking along a small river :-) …, Ziluks flew away (, when Ziluka is brought into the nest.

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