Tricolored Heron – Birds of South Florida

Blue head, white plume, red eyes… what’s that bird?

South Florida is home to over 360 species of birds. Among them, the majority are water fowl. With so many species, and so many sub-species of the same bird, it is often hard to identify many in the field. In addition to that, many birds can appear in different plumage at different times of the year. What’s a new budding birder to do?

Today we are going to take a look at a coastal bird, the Tricolored Heron, or Egretta Tricolor. These birds inhabit the coastlines of the southeastern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean islands and northern parts of Central and South America. Let’s take a closer look at these interesting birds. Continue reading Tricolored Heron – Birds of South Florida