The Snowy egret is a carnivore (meat eater) that eats in shallow water, eating fish, crabs, crayfish, insects, reptiles and rodents. The snowy egret picks up what he/she is going to eat and swallows it whole.
Snowy egrets live in swamps, wet meadows, and sloughs. They are rare so they are hard to find.
The snowy egret is all white with small black eyes. It has a long black beak and small stubby black legs with yellow feet.
The snowy egret has 2-6 pale blue-green eggs. You might find their nest site in a tree or a shrub.
The snowy egret is uncommon in summer in the Harney Basin. In the 1970's the population ranged between 40-140 pairs. In 1984, 108 nests were located in two colonies. At Crump Lake in the Warner Basin, Lake County, a colony of about 100 pairs persisted until the late 1960's.