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Woodstorks, roseate spoonbills and egrets fish the salt marsh.
Each day consists of 90-minute tours leaving 8-11 a.m. with Audubon docents to learn about (and spot) herons, egrets, osprey and cormorants, among others.
The bird is almost entirely white, but much smaller than familiar white birds such as pelicans, egrets and cranes.
Herons and egrets, which have rookeries and a strong presence in Armand Bayou, were two of those species.
But nature is resilient, Seymour said, as a white egret and a great blue heron take off.
In addition to swans, visitors can expect to see geese, herons, egrets, raptors and shorebirds.
So did reddish egrets (Egretta rufescens) near Sanibel Island in Florida.
Shorebirds, herons, egrets, bitterns and other marsh birds make their home here.
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Origin and Etymology of egret
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of egret for English Language Learners
: a large, long-legged bird that has a long neck and bill and usually white feathers
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