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White Stork

There is a project attempting reintroduce the white stork to Britain and occasional birds, usually from this project, turn up in Dorset 

Photograph by: 
Birds Poole Harbour

There are no nature notes for this species. 



Common Name White Stork
Scientific Name Ciconia ciconia
Species Group Birds Egrets Herons and Storks
Status Rare
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A very large white and black bird with long reddish legs

Identification Notes


  • This is a rare species and statistically you are unlikely to see it but if you do ...

  • Try and get a second opinion if you can and/or try to get the best photograph you can

  • Be sure to report the sighting to the Dorset Bird Club saying where you saw it and why you think it was this species

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Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

To see related species click here: 

Birds Egrets Herons and Storks