Population Estimate: 10K-25K, but Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Locally common in parts of the Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala. Resident down through South America with largest populations in Brazil and Paraguay. Prefers wetlands and seasonally flooded grasslands.
Field Notes: The largest flying bird in the Americas, males can stand 1.5m. Unmistakable.
Personal Notes: We were fortunate to witness this breeding pair constructing a nest at Aquacate in Belize. There had not been been a breeding pair at this site for several years.