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Seasonal Key:

Winter = November – February
Spring = (February) March – May
Summer = June – July
Fall = (July) August – October

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American Bittern, Phalacrocorax auritus

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Breeder: Yes

Credit: John James

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Breeder: No

Credit: Terry Foote

Great Egret, Ardea alba

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Breeder: No

Credit: Mike Baird

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Breeder: No

Credit: Wikimedia Commons User Dori

Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Fall

Breeder: No

Credit: Colin M.L. Burnett

Green Heron, Butorides virescens

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Breeder: Yes

Credit: Len Blumin

Black-crowned Night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Breeder: Yes

Credit: Mike Baird

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