Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Photo © by Robert Shantz

Snowy Egret photograph by Robert Shantz near Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona Aug. 28, 2004.

Several kinds of egrets and herons hunt for fish, amphibians, and arthropods along rivers and ponds in the Sonoran Desert. There are three that are mostly white. The Snowy Egret is best recognized by the yellow feet and black bill.

Year-round Resident - Partial Migration - more common during WARM months

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Sonoran Desert Field Guide
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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 1 Dec. 2007
updated 11 January 2015