Strangely missing from Alabama’s new Field Check List, just recently off the press, is the Cattle Egret. A 1956 estimate of the numbers of Cattle Egrets in Florida is 6500 birds. They have been found along the coast from Florida to Texas and north to Newfoundland. One of my friends, Mrs. Amy Baldwin of Chicago, reported finding them in that area in 1953. They must surely be in Alabama. Who will be the first to report one in this state? Below is a brief history and description to aid you in reporting this to our ornithologists.
Author: Blanche E. Dean
Volume Number: 5 Year Published: 1957
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 4
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 1, 2_1957_p4-6.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 1, 2_1957.pdf