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.
Date Seen: January 2017, April 2016
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Sun Lakes Arizona
Notes: Medium-sized herons with long, thin legs and long, slender, bills. All white with a black bill, black legs, and yellow feet.