Category Archives: Egrets

Birding from Lisbon, Portugal

Bernardo Barreto picked us up in his dark Ford at 7:30 from the Hotel Berna. We drove northeast out of Lisbon, crossing the Tagus on what might be called the third bridge, upstream from the 25 April bridge, half closed … Continue reading

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It was the great egret in the library with a candlestick

The great egret (Ardea alba) is a common migratory bird that can be found on every continent minus Antarctica. Chances are if you live nearly anywhere in the Americas below 45°N, you’ve seen this long-necked white water bird. These chances … Continue reading

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