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Is there any way to attract white stork (Ciconia ciconia) to a garden?

I found this on the internet, but without much further info: A wikimedia photo of a man-made structure for stork's nest: (is it necessary to construct this to attract storks? is it effective?)

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If you want to build a Stork nest, you have to take a few things into consideration.

  • Do Storks live in your area?
  • Are there enough food and resources in the neighborhood?
  • Is it possible to build a nest where the birds can freely fly into? No obstacles?

The nest is usually build on a pole of 4-6 meters, depending on obstacles in vicinity. I have seen nests which were nothing more than a pole with a old wooden cart wheel on it. Storks normally return to Europe in February, so be sure to put your nest up before that time.

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  • The nearest stork nests are 5 km away - do you think that this rules out my place as potential stork's home?
    – VividD
    Dec 20, 2017 at 17:16
  • 5 km is pretty much in your area, do you think a new family can find enough food (from meadows, riverbanks)? I think it will have a chance, but no guarantees ;)
    – benn
    Dec 20, 2017 at 18:41
  • Storks are like cats - you cant control them, choose the place where they sleep... I guess
    – VividD
    Dec 20, 2017 at 21:01
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    Be aware of possible hindrance such a nest may bring. Storks can make hard noise with their beaks, and defecate around the nest. Also they may bring children to your home :P
    – benn
    Dec 20, 2017 at 21:21
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    Are you suggesting altogether different approach to attracting storks? ;)
    – VividD
    Dec 20, 2017 at 22:41

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