There was a time, in the 1950’s, you would only see a Roseate Spoonbill in the Florida Keys. They made a move north and built rookeries in the Everglades, thousands nested there.
Well, the water was diverted all around Florida, Everglades began to dry up, and of course the Audubon naturalists found devastation.
However, Spoonbills are smart. Some moved west to other Florida marshes, some even tried going further north. All settled in to new areas.
Rookeries are now in coastal Georgia and the South Carolina ACE Basin.
Its getting hot out there, keep an eye out they might be moving in near you soon.
Juvenile Roseate Spoonbill.