Population Estimate: 550K - 2.2M, Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Worldwide distribution near water.
Field Notes: Large white heron with yellow bill and black legs. White morph of Great Blue Heron has heavier, less uniformly yellow bill and pale legs. Snowy Egret is smaller with black bill and yellow feet. Cattle Egret found primarily in fields and is smaller with stockier bill.
Personal Notes: Some sources differentiate the Great Egret and Eastern Great Egret, the latter being found in SE Asia and Australia.