The snowy egret is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women’s hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels. Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird’s population has rebounded.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 40 Dunstan Landing Rd Scarborough ME United States
Sunday, April 24, 2016 Scarborough ME United States
Sunday, April 9, 2017 481 Small Point Rd Phippsburg ME United States
Friday, February 23, 2018 San Diego CA United States
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