Great egrets nest in colonies with other herons. Nests are placed in trees or shrubs, made of sticks covered with green material.
The great egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest environmental organizations in North America. Audubon was founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers.
Great egrets do not feed at night like some other heron species. They either forage alone or in mixed flocks, often by slowly walking in shallow water.
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