Your Florida Backyard NSiS Home Page Your Florida Backyard Ibises, Spoonbills
Photographs on this page courtesy of SFWMD
white ibis Glossy and White Ibises are found in inland marshes and wet prairies. White Ibises also inhabit swamps and coastal areas. Their young, however, must have freshwater.
Both forage in water, in sand and muddy bottoms, and on the ground. They forage and roost in flocks. They nest in large colonies surrounded by water, often with egrets and herons.
Roseate Spoonbills are found along coastal waterways and islands usually in small mixed flocks. They forage in shallow saltwater, brackish, and freshwater areas and usually nest on coastal islands, often in red mangroves.
The White Ibis and Roseate Spoonbill are species of special concern due to losses of foraging and nesting habitat.

name area season diet/native food plants
Glossy IbisCSSpSuFW-Baquatic invertebrates*, insects
White Ibis
NCSSpSuFW-Baquatic invertebrates*, fish
Roseate SpoonbillN
fish*, aquatic invertebrates, insects
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

[ Common Land Birds | Common Waterbirds | Species Index ]
Bird Menu
Your Florida BackyardBird MenuBook MenuButterfly MenuDisasters MenuGardening/Native Plants MenuPhoto GalleryWeather MenuWildlife MenuNS Menu

Copyright © 1997-2015  Marianne Cowley
All Rights Reserved