Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

The all grey lores and two long head plumes help distinguish this Little Egret from its North American cousin, the Snowy Egret. - Photo: Jared Clarke (Fair Haven; May 18, 2013)

The all grey lores and two long head plumes help distinguish this Little Egret from its North American cousin, the Snowy Egret.
– Photo: Jared Clarke (Fair Haven; May 18, 2013)

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Widespread across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. It is a rare but somewhat regular vagrant to North America.

Record Details: Ten records for Newfoundland:

  1. The first individual (Flatrock; May 8, 1954) represented a first for Canada and second for North America.
  2. Bay Roberts, May 29 – June 6, 1983
  3. Little Catalina, April 21-25, 1996
  4. Grand Bay West, late July 1998
  5. Trepassey, May 25 – July 1, 2000
  6. Stephenville Crossing, May 30 – September 20, 2005
  7. Cape Freels, June 11 – July 4, 2005
  8. Searston, May 29-30, 2009
  9. Fair Haven, May 12 – 26, 2013 (Two birds together)
  10. Renews, May 23-25, 2015

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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