Less common herons, egrets and others
While great blue herons and great egrets are most numerous, other types of egrets, herons and other heron-like birds can be found in Illinois. To return to our main herons and egrets page, click here. The following pictures are intended to give you a sampling of some of the variety found at various times in our state. 

An immature little blue heron (above) is mostly white. The adult is pictured below.


green backed heron

glossy ibis


cattle egret

snowy egret


Adult black crowned night heron (above) and immature (right).


American bittern

least bittern

photographs by Dennis Oehmke and Kanae Hirabayashi
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