The same Roseate Spoonbill shot with my $250 Sony camera.
Want to get into wildlife photography on the cheap. Get a Sony DSC-H2. You can still find them on Amazon.com for about $400. Or get a reconditioned one like I did on the Sony site for about $250 ... some days they have them and some days they don't, so be patient/persistent.
As for other cameras in this price range, there are a lot of pretty faces and newer models. But I don't think any of them are any better and some may be a lot worse.
Shot with Sony DSC-H2