Nature Journal
with Photos



Great Egret
(Ardea alba)

Great Egret
Great Egret Information

Length: 35 - 41"

Habitat: Shores of lakes, ponds, and rivers; freshwater and saltwater marshes, mudflats, shallow lagoons, estuaries. Requires trees or shrubs near the
water for nesting.

Diet: Fish, small amphibians (such as frogs, salamanders, and lizards), snakes, crayfish, small birds, crustaceans, insects, occasionally small mammals such as mice and voles.
Identification tips for the Great Egret
Calls of the Great Egret
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Great Egret Breeding Map Great Egret Winter Map     USGS
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional photos and information:

Description, taxonomy, subspecies, distribution and conservation, nesting and diet. Includes photos and range map.

Peter LaTourrette's Bird Photo Gallery
Photos of Great Egret




Birds  |  Butterflies  |  Mammals    
Garden Shop         
© 2001-2014 Nature of New England