Conservation Connect: Roseate Spoonbill Educational Toolbox

The roseate spoonbill is a sociable wading bird from the ibis family.

Adults have a bare greenish head and a white neck, back and breast along with a grey bill. They can be seen with a tuft of pink feathers in the center when breeding, but are otherwise a deep pink. Like the American flamingo, their pink color is diet-derived and can range from pale pink to bright magenta, depending on age and location. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched. They alternate groups of stiff, shallow wingbeats with glides.

To learn more about the roseate spoonbill… read more.


Conservation Connect Toolboxes are packaged episodes with additional middle school related content such as Conservation Connect lesson plans tailored to the Next Generation Science Standards, an activity guide, and a photo gallery for your students to use.

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Zoology
Waterbirds & Waterfowls
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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