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everglades national park birding tour: snowy egret with frogOf all the Egrets, the Snowy is the most showy and may have been the biggest cause of the plume hunting that almost wiped out all of the Egrets. See the narrative under Cattle Egret for more on this history.

Don't let their striking looks with bright yellow eyes and feet set off against its black bill and legs, deceive you - they are voracious hunters and can be seen stalking small fish, reptiles, amphibians and more along pond shores or coastal shores or flats. To go back to Bird List, click here.

Everglades Birding Trip: Snowy Egret and Ibis