Bird of grace and trauma

Lawren, Bill
June 1991
National Wildlife (World Edition);Jun/Jul91, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p38
Discusses the return of the snowy egrets to the Atlantic Seaboard, after they were hunted to near-extinction in the nineteenth century. Presence of snowy egrets in New York Harbor; Breeding area range; Vulnerability to pollution; Popularity of egret feathers in the nineteenth century; Expanded eastern range of the birds following the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918; Study of behavior; Migratory patterns; Nesting habits; Disappearance of their wintering grounds.


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