Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Linnaeus, 1758Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: ROSP.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Threskiornithidae   >   Genus Platalea   

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Roseate Spoonbill is a rare and sought-after vagrant from the southeastern U.S. Summer 2021 was an exceptional season for this species.

There are 44 records in the project database.

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A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/1/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/17/2018). Fourth record for Maryland and first for Calvert Co. found by Mikey Lutmerding. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/21/2018). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/17/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/23/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/21/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/22/2018). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/17/2018). Photo by Joe Hanfman. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Joe Hanfman. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/22/2018). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

Roseate Spoonbill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/2/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill found by Mikey Lutmerding in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/20/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Roseate Spoonbill in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/8/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Roseate Spoonbill in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/8/2021). First record for Frederick County. No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Roseate Spoonbill in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/20/2021). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A juvenile Roseate Spoonbill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/17/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/17/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/18/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

Delaware's first record of Roseate Spoonbill in Sussex Co., Delaware just north of the Maryland state line (6/25/2009). This bird tormented Maryland birders by spending a full week just a few hundred yards or so north of the state line. Only a small number of lucky observers saw it in Maryland. Accepted as MD/DCRC #2009-061, Maryland's third accepted record. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Roseate Spoonbill with Great Egret in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/14/2018). Photo by Scott Young. (MBP list)

A Roseate Spoonbill in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/8/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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