White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Eudocimus
Species: albus


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Astor, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Georgetown, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Needville, Texas
Sugar Land, Texas
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Members' Notes:


On Feb 27, 2012, tlm1 from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Each morning I see these birds visiting our neighborhood, and my front yard…Flocks of 15-30, juveniles and adults, feasting on the bugs they find in my yard and garden…Such a treat! The guttteral sounds they make as they forage is interesting…Leaves me wondering what it is that they are saying to each other…..Their beaks penetrate deep into the ground and I see them come up with some very fat, and I'm sure very tasty grubs. Wonderful to watch!


On Jan 15, 2012, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

its nice to see flocks of these birds land in the yards, they form crowds of white feathery friends, moving quickly through everyone's lawns looking for bugs. they make a really strange guttural noise, but its very quiet/low.


On Jan 13, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Strange birds - when I visited Disney World in Florida they were everywhere - either in small groups feeding in short grass areas on roadsides or begging for foods, replacing gulls or geese, depending on what part of the country you live at the quietest Disney parks like Animal Kingdom or water rides.


On Jan 6, 2009, DebinSC from Georgetown, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Immature: Shaped like adult, but with crown back, dusky neck, and orange bill. Older birds can be mottled brown and white.