Estimated for 2018. A unique education agency, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service teaches Texans wherever they live, extending research-based knowledge to benefit their families and communities. It's easier than you think to make a difference. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences In the United States the Roseate Spoonbill breeds in only three states: Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. DISTRIBUTION: The breeding range of the Roseate Spoonbill extends for over 800 km (500 mi) along the Texas coast, from the vicinity of Port Arthur in the north to that of Port Isabel in the south. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Lots of overlap means the bird’s range doesn’t shift much. The Roseate Spoonbill. It's easier than you think to make a difference. In the mid- to late-1800s, they were driven to the brink of extinction in North America and Cuba. Spoonbills also winter in Texas, but usually in fewer numbers, and they may wander irregularly along water courses to more northerly counties after the breeding season (Texas Ornithological Society 1995); some birds have been sighted as far north as Amarillo in autumn (Oberholser 1974). Estimates of spoonbill nests in individual colonies in Texas are sparse, however. https://doi.org/10.2173/ebirdst.2018, Certain products may be unavailable due to insufficient data. . Dept. The nest base consisted of large dead twigs of groundsel tree (Baccharis halimifolia), border paloverde (Cercidium macrum), and Jerusalem-thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata) loosely fitted together to form a crude platform. /*-->*/. obs.). Oberholser, H. C. 1974. This map depicts the range boundary, defined as the areas where the species is estimated to occur at a rate of 5% or more for at least one week within the breeding season. The TBBAP findings confirmed breeding (76% of total nest records) in all of Texas’s coastal counties and several inland counties. White, D. H., C. A. Mitchell, and E. Cromartie. [CDATA[/* >