The royal spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the black-billed spoonbill, occurs in intertidal flats and shallows of fresh and saltwater wetlands in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. It has also been recorded as a vagrant in New Caledonia. The royal spoonbill lives in wetlands and feeds on crustaceans, fish and small insects by sweeping its bill from side to side. It always flies with its head extended. Widespread throughout its large range, the royal spoonbill is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Royal Spoonbill
Date Location Count
2019-10-20 07:00Danau Limboto--observatory3
2019-10-08 11:37Nimalaica Wetland (restricted access)6
2019-10-21 14:34Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant4
2019-10-16 07:45Town Beach (Broome)5
2019-10-08 09:14Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve--Marglu Billabong6
2019-10-19 05:40Halls Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2019-10-18 17:40Knuckey Lagoons CR--Snipe Swamp
2019-10-10 14:00Knuckey Lagoons CR6
2019-10-14 13:10McMinns Lagoon4
2019-10-19 09:58Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve5
2019-10-12 16:00Kakadu National Park--Mamukala Billabong2
2019-10-16 15:18Kakadu National Park--Yellow Water1
2019-10-17 11:30Kakadu National Park--Ubirr1
2019-10-08 11:18Kakadu National Park--Anbangbang Billabong10
2019-10-16 12:55Cattle tank on Riversleigh road1
2019-10-21 06:15Daintree Village Boat Cruise8
2019-10-16 05:46Long Waterhole (Winton)2
2019-10-20 13:36Tinaroo Creek Road between Kennedy Hwy and Cobra Road.4
2019-10-18 14:17Hasties Swamp National Park2
2019-10-19 06:00Cattana Wetlands
2019-10-18 15:45Cairns Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes1
2019-10-11 09:00Freshwater and Saltwater Lakes (Centenary Lakes)3
2019-10-10 06:37Saltwater Lake (Centenary Lakes)2
2019-10-19 15:30Cairns Esplanade--Northern End1
2019-10-08 11:23McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns4
2019-10-15 07:08Cairns Esplanade1
2019-10-20 16:20Cairns Esplanade--Southern End1
2019-10-17 09:05Thompson Beach (Dublin)10
2019-10-19 12:30Port Gawler Conservation Park7
2019-10-10 09:43Whites Road Wetland (Bolivar)8
2019-10-12 08:47Greenfields Wetlands, Parafield Gardens5
2019-10-15 14:49Adelaide Botanic Garden4
2019-10-18 12:51Flinders University--Central Lake1
2019-10-21 09:40Onkaparinga River Recreation Park2
2019-10-20 06:29Townsville Town Common Conservation Park1
2019-10-21 06:35Townsville Town Common--Pandanus Viewing Area1
2019-10-20 07:54Ross River Dam Borrow Pits Kelso12
2019-10-13 07:15Ross River Dam, Lake Ross and SW Hinterland6
2019-10-11 17:52Fairfield Waters Wetland
2019-10-21 09:00Tolderol Game Reserve4
2019-10-15 05:45Barcaldine3
2019-10-20 18:13Hart Lagoon2
2019-10-13Orielton Lagoon--Cemetery Point1
2019-10-19 17:22Lake McIntyre7
2019-10-19 08:51De Moleyns Lagoon10
2019-10-14 07:25Hattah-Kulkyne National Park1
2019-10-13 06:49Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Day use area1
2019-10-19 15:20St Lawrence--wetland20
2019-10-21Tamar Island Wetlands6
2019-10-10 14:00Lagoon off Paddys Swamp Rd at -22.9897, 150.58516
2019-10-21 16:05Rockhampton Botanic Gardens1
2019-10-19 15:15Rockhampton Kershaw Gardens3
2019-10-20 17:34Rockhampton--Lakes Creek Reserve3
2019-10-15 17:41Port Alma Rd--Eight Mile Ck freshwater wetland5
2019-10-19 14:30Lake Cargelligo--Leki C Hide2
2019-10-17 12:29Curlew Waters (Lake Cargelligo)5
2019-10-13 16:00Lake Wyangan3
2019-10-15 09:45Greens Lake (Corop)1
2019-10-14 06:30Gladstone10
2019-10-19 08:25Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone1
2019-10-18 07:00Chinamans Lagoon (Miles)2
2019-10-12 10:00Serendip Sanctuary1
2019-10-09 09:31Lara Lake Reserve16
2019-10-19 16:50Belmont Common--Jerringot2
2019-10-16 06:00Fivebough Wetlands3
2019-10-10 09:45Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Austin Road
2019-10-14 06:31Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Western Lagoons3
2019-10-21 14:30Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)15
2019-10-19 13:40Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Conservation Ponds 35E 8 & 9
2019-10-19 14:02Lake Lorne (Drysdale)35
2019-10-11 09:40Yellow Gums Estate (Ocean Grove)1
2019-10-21 16:48Skeleton Creek Boardwalk (Sanctuary Lakes)6
2019-10-10 10:30Point Cook Cheetham Wetlands7
2019-10-21 11:12Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve8
2019-10-11 07:18Henley Golf Course (Restricted access)1
2019-10-09 11:32Jells Park1
2019-10-19 13:00Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands--Edithvale2
2019-10-20 14:26Dandenong Valley Wetland2
2019-10-21 14:09Cardinia Creek Parklands North (Berwick)4
2019-10-15 06:30Warneet
2019-10-20 11:55Swan Lake (Phillip Island)2
2019-10-13 07:00Rhyll8
2019-10-09 09:30Pleasure Bay / Tip Lagoon8
2019-10-18 05:24Urangan, Hervey Bay6
2019-10-17 14:28Loveday Cove (Lake Cooby)1
2019-10-19 16:45Maaroom1
2019-10-20 08:41Chatsworth Rest Area4
2019-10-21 14:20Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee1
2019-10-19 07:34Tumut Wetlands1
2019-10-13 12:15Tingha1
2019-10-14 08:30Berganns Lane, Witta1
2019-10-20 08:49Black Snake Creek, Marburg1
2019-10-12 12:55Adams Rd, Glamorganvale1
2019-10-20 15:10Lake Guyatt (Sale)15
2019-10-19 06:00Finland Rd at -26.613,153.067, Pacific Paradise1
2019-10-21 16:11Lake Samsonvale--Postmans Track25
2019-10-19 06:45Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane (some areas restricted access)10
2019-10-18 02:19Colleges Crossing1
2019-10-19 12:18Toorbul32
2019-10-13 07:30Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)2
2019-10-19 09:16Toorbul High Tide Roost1
2019-10-19 06:03Adavale St, Brookfield1
2019-10-17 07:48Moggill District Sports Park2
2019-10-15 08:00Bribie Island
2019-10-13 14:25McDowall Reserve, McDowall1
2019-10-20 09:24Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve2
2019-10-09 14:00Dohles Rocks Rd Pond at -27.27641, 153.040541
2019-10-20 09:07AFL Grounds Wetlands (Nathan Rd, Rothwell)6
2019-10-09 06:27Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve1
2019-10-20 16:15Bellara Lake8
2019-10-17 16:49Priors Pocket (Moggill)2
2019-10-13 05:15Banks Street Reserve1
2019-10-20 07:00Buckleys Hole (Bongaree)6
2019-10-19 16:00Edenbrooke Park (Seventeen Mile Rocks)1
2019-10-21 06:57Sherwood Arboretum2
2019-10-20 06:02Oxley Creek Common1
2019-10-19 06:22Kedron Brook Bikeway (near wetlands)1
2019-10-15 15:53Kedron Brook Bikeway (near Nudgee Golf Club)3
2019-10-20 07:17Minnippi Parklands1
2019-10-20 05:25Sandy Camp Road Wetlands1
2019-10-20 11:46Port of Brisbane Island including visitor centre
2019-10-19 11:33Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost15
2019-10-15 15:30Lytton Wader Roost and Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk6
2019-10-10 06:20Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk2
2019-10-18 08:18Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Woodland Loop1
2019-10-21 17:20Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve1
2019-10-12 15:10Berrinba Wetlands1
2019-10-18 15:55Blackwood Reserve, Jimboomba2
2019-10-12 14:50Tarradarrapin Wetlands1
2019-10-16 06:00Eagleby--Eagleby Rd, south lake1
2019-10-08 16:50Fred Bucholz Park, Tamborine1
2019-10-17 06:00Mt Cotton Village Community Park1
2019-10-21 05:40Beveridge Road Creek Corridor, Eprapah Creek (Thornlands)1
2019-10-19 11:20Farm Dams along Boyland Rd, Boyland1
2019-10-21 16:30Orchard Rd dam near Scenic Rd (Redland Bay)1
2019-10-18 13:10Lake Tyers, township and beach4
2019-10-20 16:06Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)1
2019-10-19 10:13Emerald Lakes Wetland--Golf Course Pond1
2019-10-18 09:02Emerald Lakes Wetland, S pond (Carrara)1
2019-10-14 10:30Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-21 06:10North Quarry, Penrith Lakes2
2019-10-19 11:51Powells Lane, Richmond1
2019-10-19 08:40Richmond Lowlands1
2019-10-21 13:00Bushells Lagoon4
2019-10-19 18:30Snowy River Mouth5
2019-10-10 07:45Pitt Town Lagoon1
2019-10-19 15:35Seabreeze Boulevard Wetland, Pottsville15
2019-10-08 09:30Llewella Davies Memorial Walkway, Camden1
2019-10-09 13:40Mount Annan Botanic Gardens--Lake Nadungamba1
2019-10-08 09:00West Byron Wetlands (Restricted access - Council key required)12
2019-10-18 16:49Seapeace (restricted access)1
2019-10-11 14:22Teven Rd at Emigrant Creek and Maguires Creek1
2019-10-19 07:00Teven Rd Swamp1
2019-10-13 07:20Bicentennial Gardens (Ballina Heights)1
2019-10-21 08:00Morpeth6
2019-10-13 06:41Sydney Olympic Park2
2019-10-17 16:24Sydney Bicentennial Park--Lake Belvedere2
2019-10-11 14:52Stockton Borehole Swamp1
2019-10-19 08:03William Beach Memorial Park1
2019-10-19 08:21Tallawarra Ash Pond 3, Yallah (Restricted Access)1
2019-10-08 08:28Stanthorpe Drive, Kanahooka (restricted access)12
2019-10-18 08:20Water Garden Town Park, Batemans Bay1
2019-10-13 13:35Hunter Wetlands Centre (Newcastle)3
2019-10-20 05:49Sandon Estuary39
2019-10-19 12:20Bellambi Lagoon1
2019-10-20 08:39Ash Island--Wagtail Way-Southbank Rd Circuit1
2019-10-15 19:01Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland1
2019-10-19 10:00Warriewood Wetlands1
2019-10-12 15:03Factory Lane pond, Jamberoo Valley1
2019-10-08 15:59Avoca Lagoon2
2019-10-21 10:30Rocklow Road, Dunmore1
2019-10-13 11:30Curl Curl Lagoon3
2019-10-21 17:49Deeban Spit, Port Hacking3
2019-10-21 07:53Centennial Park (Sydney)1
2019-10-19 13:53Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-11 13:22Williamtown2
2019-10-19 08:29Kingsworth Lake (restricted access)2
2019-10-19 14:00Boyters Lane, Jerseyville5
2019-10-12 16:23Emerald Downs Golf Course1
2019-10-12 08:30Coulls Inlet1
2019-10-19 16:30Dunedin--Anderson's Bay Inlet/Bayfield Park2
2019-10-19 14:26Waikouaiti--Hawkesbury Lagoon1
2019-10-15 10:31Lake Ellesmere(Te Waihora)--'tip' of Kaitorete Spit1
2019-10-19McCormacks Bay Reserve4
2019-10-11 15:35Pegasus Wetlands N of Tiritiri Moana Dr9
2019-10-21 17:03Ashley Estuary south end4
2019-10-19 20:12Ashley River Estuary
2019-10-19 16:41Ashley/Saltwater Crk Est/Raupo Berm8
2019-10-12 09:24Lake Elterwater1
2019-10-08 11:15Wairau Bar Recreation Reserve3
2019-10-19 12:19Golden Bay--Taupata Creek mouth1
2019-10-11 11:15Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park--Boggy Pond Track6
2019-10-11 12:30Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park--Wairio Stopbank Track8
2019-10-12 15:55Ohau Estuary - southern3
2019-10-12 15:55Ohau Estuary - northern12
2019-10-11 08:25Lake Horowhenua1
2019-10-20 12:00Foxton Beach--Manawatu estuary (general)4
2019-10-19 14:00Manawatu Estuary--spit5
2019-10-09 14:59Porangahau Estuary7
2019-10-20 16:00Waipu Wildlife Refuge2
2019-10-17 11:02Waterview Park and Esplanade Walkway8
2019-10-21 15:15Ambury Regional Park--Viewing Hide shellbank84
2019-10-21 17:00Mangere WTP--main holding pond15
2019-10-18 16:12Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve12
2019-10-08 15:17Potts Lane Coastal Wetlands3
2019-10-11 16:53Miranda Shorebird Centre (Hides, ponds, and general area)31
2019-10-08 07:20Miranda--main hide/Limeworks26
2019-10-18 13:15Napier--Ahuriri Estuary (general)4