Collier County Audubon Society interns Leah Finity, center, and Julia Feliz, left, hold a wood stork as Rena Borkhataria, right, retrieves items from a vehicle to collect data about the endangered bird Tuesday morning in Collier County north of Immokalee Road. Borkhataria, Ph.D. student in the wildlife ecology and conservancy program at the University of Florida, is helping to conduct a study that will help understanding adult wood stork survival as well as helping with questions about population growth. The wood stork was captured, tagged with a tracking number, harnessed with a GPS device, measured, weighed and had blood drawn to determine sex, and had feathers taken to determine mercury levels.

Photo by LEXEY SWALL, Daily News

Collier County Audubon Society interns Leah Finity, center, and Julia Feliz, left, hold a wood stork as Rena Borkhataria, right, retrieves items from a vehicle to collect data about the endangered bird Tuesday morning in Collier County north of Immokalee Road. Borkhataria, Ph.D. student in the wildlife ecology and conservancy program at the University of Florida, is helping to conduct a study that will help understanding adult wood stork survival as well as helping with questions about population growth. The wood stork was captured, tagged with a tracking number, harnessed with a GPS device, measured, weighed and had blood drawn to determine sex, and had feathers taken to determine mercury levels.

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