Autumn brings with it one of the most amazing natural phenomena: the migration of storks. These majestic birds, which spent the summer nesting and raising their young, are preparing for an epic journey to warmer climates in the fall. Here are some fascinating facts about their fall migration:
1️⃣ Amazing distances: European and Asian storks undertake a long journey to sub-Saharan Africa to escape the winter cold. Some storks travel up to 15,000 kilometers on this migration.
2️⃣ Flight strategy: storks are masters at saving energy during flight. They take advantage of rising thermal currents to rise effortlessly and glide over long distances without constantly flapping their wings.
3️⃣ Farewell ritual: watching a group of storks gather in one place before migration is an impressive spectacle. They gather in considerable numbers before leaving, in what seems like a farewell ritual.
4️⃣ Return in spring: Storks often return to their nesting sites in spring, which is a welcome sign of the warm season for many regions.
The autumn migration of storks is a testament to the resilience and determination of these birds. Have you been lucky enough to see their fall migration in person? Tell us your experiences in the comments!
You can reserve your El Patio apartment now for when they return to our land of Extremadura in spring!