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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Amesti, California
Canoga Park, California
Desert Hot Springs, California
Mountain View, California
San Jose, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Mims, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Anna, Illinois
Geneva, Illinois
Oak Brook, Illinois
Schaumburg, Illinois
Yale, Iowa
Bishopville, Maryland
Metamora, Michigan
Hamel, Minnesota
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Jackson, Mississippi
Salem, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Baytown, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Walkerton, Virginia
Marinette, Wisconsin
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Members' Notes:


On Jun 20, 2013, bubblesguard from Mountain View, CA wrote:

We live in Mountain View,CA and just off the Stevens Creek Trail near the bay, we have about 2 or 3 dozen mating pairs in a group of trees where we get to enjoy watching their young the entire summer.


On Sep 2, 2012, absinthe27 from Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is another bird that likes to go "fishing" in the pond at my parents' house. Very pretty to watch.


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

in my opinion, one of the most beautiful and graceful birds around here. they're a little less common though.