Glossy Ibis found nesting in Wisconsin for the first time
The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) typically occurs in marshes bordering the Atlantic and eastern Gulf Coasts. Glossy Ibis are not found in Wisconsin every year, but in recent years it is not unheard of to have one or more wanderers show up at Horicon Marsh, often in the company of western White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). This year two birds found each other, and produced two young, marking the first time this species has ever been documented as nesting in Wisconsin. Read more here.
April 27, 2022 11:20 pm
I came upon a glossy Ibis today in my area Franklin Wisconsin And was able to get pictures
May 1, 2022 7:23 pm
Very nice sighting, Barb, as it’s the White-faced Ibis that occurs more regularly, albeit still rarely, in Wisconsin. You should submit your sighting and photos to http://www.ebird.org!