Where do white storks spend winter?

in Scandinavia
in North Africa
in Middle East
in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa
The white stork is a long-dis­tance migrant. It spends summer in Europe, North Africa or Middle East, and migrates south­wards past Sahara for winter, reaching as far south as South Africa. When mi­grat­ing between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediter­ranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibral­tar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water.

Answers distribution

in Scandinavia
in North Africa
in Middle East
in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa
answers
flagNorway
5%
23%
0%
70%
17
flagSpain
0%
28%
7%
64%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
27%
9%
63%
11
flagFrance
0%
37%
6%
56%
16
flagPoland
2%
34%
7%
55%
7773
flagthe United Kingdom
5%
32%
5%
55%
167
flagGermany
3%
34%
4%
55%
83
flagUkraine
0%
27%
20%
51%
29
flagthe Netherlands
0%
38%
11%
50%
18
flagSweden
10%
40%
0%
50%
10
flagIndia
24%
12%
18%
46%
50
flagItaly
6%
46%
0%
46%
15
flagUnknown
3%
44%
6%
45%
59
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
42%
14%
42%
21
flagthe United States
17%
26%
13%
40%
191
flagCanada
0%
43%
12%
37%
16

Gender

men55%
women51%
in Scandinavia
1%
2%
in North Africa
35%
37%
in Middle East
6%
7%
in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa
55%
52%

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