Snowy Egrets


Snowy Egrets in North Louisiana

Snowy egret landing on a perch near water

Did you know that snowy egrets can mate with members of other species of herons?

Snowy Egrets
a Glance

Key Features:

Snowy egrets are white with black beaks and legs.

Least Concern - Population Increasing


Forests near lakes, marshes, ponds, rivers, streams, swamps, and wetlands

nesting habits:

Snowy egrets build shallow oval nests in trees out of grass, rushes, sedges, Spanish moss, sticks, and twigs.

seasons snowy egrets are active in our area:

Spring, summer, fall, most winter


Crustaceans, fish, frogs, insects, and worms

hunting Behavior:

Snowy egrets forage by stirring up the water and sticking their beaks in the water.

Commonly Confused With:

Cattle Egrets, Great Egrets, and Little Blue Herons

Juvenile little blue heron wading in shallow ditch water to hunt

Snowy egrets are often confused with juvenile little blue herons because both are white.

Snowy egrets are often confused with great egrets because both are white birds with long necks.

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