Egypt has recorded flocks of white storks in the natural reserves of South Sinai- press photo
CAIRO - 29 August 2021: Egypt has recorded flocks of white storks in the natural reserves of South Sinai where they are resting during their migration journey from Asia and Europe to South Africa, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Environment in a statement on Sunday.
“Huge groups of white storks were recorded in the natural reserve of Ras Mohamed in Sharm El Sheikh,” the statement said.
Monitoring the flocks of the white stork in its usual stations of the South Sinai reserves confirms the integrity of the ecosystem in these areas, the statement continued.
The white stork is one of the large-sized birds. Its weight ranges between 3 to 4 kilograms, and its length reaches about a meter.
White storks do not pass over the Mediterranean Sea during their migration journey from Europe. Flocks are usually monitored in Egypt during the months of August and September, and their trip lasts about 50 days. One flock includes 10,000 birds, the statement said.