Turkey: Selcuk

The city of Selcuk, situated along the coast of central Aegean, is the perfect location for those wanting to explore the other archaeological sites within the general area. From the months of April to September, Storks use the town as a nesting place. Scores of birds often perch on ancient Roman pillars and buildings scattered throughout the city. These large, long-necked birds belong to the scientific family Ciconiidae. They prefer drier habitats and have been known to use the same nests for multiple years. As a migratory species, storks take long annual migrations during the cold winter months. Storks model a unique breeding pattern that jumps from solitary breeders, loose breeding associations and entirely colonial.