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Great Egret - (Ardea alba) 



  • Large white heron
  • Long yellow bill
  • Long black legs, black feet
  • 39" (99 cm.)


  • Wetlands, lakes, ponds

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant, uncommon summer resident
  • State threatened species
  • In Wisconsin, is at the northern edge of its range
  • Has been seen in the Reserve wetlands during spring migration

Comparable Species

  • Great Blue Heron
  • Snowy Egret
  • Cattle Egret

Great Egret in field

Great Egret in flight


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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