Bittern and Heron Photos

Ardeidae Family

Each of these are species that are found in South Dakota, although some are only rare visitors.  Least Bitterns are the only Bittern or Heron species found in South Dakota that I don't have photos for.  It's not for a lack of trying!  Curse you, Least Bitterns!!!

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American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus

American Bittern

Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret - Ardea alba

Great Egret

Snowy Egret - Egretta thula

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret

Green Heron - Butorides virescens

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-heron

Yellow-crowned Night-heron - Nyctanassa violacea

Yellow-crowned Night-heron


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