Snowy Egret Egretta thula (Molina, 1782)  Synonyms: SNEG, Snowy Heron.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Ardeidae   >   Genus Egretta   

Status:

Locally common along the immediate coast during breeding season and migration. Becomes increasingly rare as one moves west into the Piedmont and Allegheny Plateau.

There are 169 records in the project database.

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Snowy Egret feeding frenzy at Truitt's Landing, Maryland (6/26/2011). With Laughing Gulls, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Red-winged Blackbird, American Crow, Carolina Wren, Forster's Tern, Eastern Kingbird, etc. - Bill Hubick.

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A Snowy Egret in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/11/2018). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

An adult Snowy Egret in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/24/2015). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

A breeding plumaged Snowy Egret in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/25/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/17/2012). Photo by Wendy Crowe. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/11/2018). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret aerating water to attract prey in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret in flight over Truitt's Landing, Worcester Co., Maryland (6/26/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Snowy Egret in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/11/2018). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Snowy Egret in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/15/2018). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret in Harford Co., Maryland (5/18/2018). Photo by Austin Jennings. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret at Ft. DeSoto, Florida (1/18/2010). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/6/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Snowy Egret blowing bubbles to attract prey in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Snowy Egret chick on Bodkin Island, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (6/28/2000). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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