At the Forest Preserve District’s Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, great egret numbers have grown over the years, from a recorded 63 nests in 1983 to 489 nests in 2016. Over that 33-year time period, this number has only been surpassed once, with 535 great egret nests recorded at the preserve in 2014.
See the great egret in person by attending one of the Forest Preserve’s upcoming bird viewing programs.
(Photos courtesy of Paul Dacko)
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