Snowy Egret

The Feather Files Name: Snowy Egret Species: Egretta thula Native to and Migration: Breeding populations in the interior of North America and along the north Atlantic coast migrate. Many western birds winter in Mexico, while many eastern birds migrate to the Gulf Coast or fly across the ocean to the Caribbean islands and South America. … Continue reading Snowy Egret

Great Blue Heron – At the Edge of the Water in Arizona

The Feather Files Name: Ardea herodias Alias: Great Blue Heron Migration: Partial - birds leave the northern edge of their breeding range to fly as far south as the Caribbean. Birds in the Pacific Northwest and south Florida are present year-round. Date Seen: April 14, 2014 Location: Sun Lakes, Chandler, Arizona, USA Great Blue Herons … Continue reading Great Blue Heron – At the Edge of the Water in Arizona