Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Roseate Spoonbill

Platalea ajaja


Soft pink feathers with a dull colored head. As the name implies, flat, spoon-shaped bill.


The bird was rooting around in the man-made pond of my neighborhood.


How surprised were my daughter and I when we saw this awkward looking pink bird in our pond instead of our normal Great Egret? I dropped her off at school and ran home to grab my camera. Luckily, the bird was still searching for breakfast when I returned. I've seen this species closer to the coast, but never this far north.

No species ID suggestions

Texas, USA

Lat: 30.08, Long: -95.42

Spotted on Oct 24, 2013
Submitted on Oct 24, 2013

Related spottings

Colhereiro ... Platalea leucorodia Roseate Spoonbill Platalea minor 黑臉琵鷺 Platalea minor 黑臉琵鷺

Nearby spottings

Unknown spotting Hibiscus Carnations Monarch Butterfly hatching.