5. Cattle Egret
The Cattle Egret is our only non-native species of Egret, and the only one that migrates, over-wintering further south and returning here to its breeding grounds each spring. Look for them following mowers along roadways, jutting their heads with each step, and as the name implies, foraging with cattle in pastures. ID Tip: Unlike other species in this family, Cattle Egrets have beautiful yellow plumes on their heads, breasts, and backs during breeding season.