Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens (Gmelin, 1789)Worcester only  -  Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: REEG.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Ardeidae   >   Genus Egretta   

Status:

Maryland's first accepted record was an immature bird found on Skimmer Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (6/23/2003) (John Hubbell, #2003-106). Dan Small found the state's second record at Skimmer Island on 9/28/2015.

Where to find:

Our two records are from Skimmer Island. Similar habitats on the coast also have potential in post-breeding dispersal season.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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An immature Reddish Egret in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/29/2015). Second state record found the previous day by Dan Small. Photo by Mark Hoffman. (MBP list)

An immature Reddish Egret in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/29/2015). Second state record found the previous day by Dan Small. Photo by Mark Hoffman. (MBP list)

An immature Reddish Egret in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/29/2015). Second state record found the previous day by Dan Small. Photo by Mark Hoffman. (MBP list)

An adult Reddish Egret on South Padre Island, Texas (8/4/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)


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