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American Ornithology Vol. VII, Plate 63

Alexander Wilson1808/1814

Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

This plate depicts: a Roseate Spoonbill, an American Avoset, a Ruddy Plover, and a Semipalmated Sandpiper.

According to Audubon: "The Roseate Spoonbill is at once beautiful and bizarre... Thanks to conservation efforts, the species has recovered significantly from near-decimation during the plume-hunting era." http://birds.audubon.org/species/rosspo

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