S: Stork

STORKS_Sharm el Sheikh_003_blogS is for Stork

The White Stork, or Ciconia ciconia, does not live or nest in Egypt, but they do pass through by the thousands during their migration. Their route, similar to the White Pelicans, passes through the Nile Valley and along the Gulf of Suez, which includes the western side of the Sinai Peninsula. On their last fall migration, the storks seemed to hang around for quite some time, especially in Sharm el Sheikh on the southern tip of the peninsula. This stork was quite content to spend some time on the lawn of a 4 star resort in Sharm!