Crooked Tree is a large area of inland waterways, lagoons, gallery forest and savannah, established in 1984 to protect resident and migrant birds which gather in their thousands during the dry season. Over 300 species have been recorded nesting in the area. The reserve’s most famous visitor is the jabiru stork, one of the largest flying birds in the New World, which comes to breed between November and April. The sanctuary is also home to howler monkeys, crocodiles, freshwater turtles and iguanas.
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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary