A great white egret in a tree with its wings spread out.

Egrets

The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) are found in most states in North America, but live in Florida year around. Their magnificent white plumage caused them to be  targeted during the 19th century by plume hunters which nearly pushed to extinction. By concerned Americans pressing for the ban on plume hunting and the conservation acts of the Everglades the population has rebounded and is considered stable.