Great Egret (Ardea alba)
A large heron will all-white plumage, yellow bill and black feet. Migratory in Montreal area, heading South late autumn and returning in April. Mainly eats fishes, frogs and small mammals.
How to Identify
White plumage is a distinctive characteristics of this species.
Where and When to Spot
From April to October along rivers, lakes and ponds. More rare than the Great Blue Heron with whom it shares the feeding habitat.