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    • Ardeidae
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    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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    • Garzas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

james3

Date

July 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

little blue heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

phlank

Date

July 27, 2014 08:54 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

little blue heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

phlank

Date

July 26, 2014 09:38 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

July 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Terrible picture but it had beautiful red eyes.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

July 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

14770452466_3a2bf4ff36_s

What

American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

Observer

adierna

Date

July 31, 2014

Place

Intervale Lowlands Preserve (Google, OSM)

Description

Near nest box 14

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 27, 2014 06:38 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

genebem

Date

July 31, 2014 01:14 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

ross2

Date

July 30, 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Egret Ardea alba

Observer

ross2

Date

July 30, 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

ross2

Date

July 30, 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

phlank

Date

May 22, 2014 06:01 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species (some are called "egrets" or "bitterns" instead of "heron"). Within Ardeidae, all members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as "bitterns", and — including the Zigzag Heron or Zigzag Bittern — are a monophyletic group within the Ardeidae. However, egrets are not a biologically distinct group from the herons, and tend to be named differently because they...

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