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Migratory Bird Species

Egret Nest

Egret eggs in nest

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Length 18” – 22”
Wingspan 35" - 38"
Most abundant species in our local heronries
Yellow to orange bill
Short, thick neck
Hunched posture
Yellowish legs
Color may change during different times of the year
Breed late February - October

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Length 20" - 24"
Wingspan 40" - 46"
Frequently noticed in area heronries
Light to dark gray body
Gray bill
Small section of white feathers on top of head and along eyes
Long yellow legs
Breed February - July

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Length 20"- 27"
Wingspan 41" - 44"
Frequently noticed in area heronries
Bill is thin, long and black
Long slender neck
Black legs
Bright yellow feet
Breed March - August

Great Egret

Great Egret

Length 37"- 41"
Wingspan 48"- 54"
Frequently noticed in area heronries
Large white bird
Bill is thin, long and yellow
Long slender neck
Black/gray legs and feet
Breed March - August

Blue Heron

Blue Heron

Length 45"- 54"
Wingspan 66"- 79"
Very large bird
Not associated with area heronries
Slate blue body
Blue/green legs
Breed March - July

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Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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