The Snowy Egret is a very common Wading bird, that can be seen in nearly all of North America and Mexico. They are generally quite easy to spot, and identify. The closest species would be the Great Egret, which a third again as big. The greater is usually around 40" tall, while the Snowy is generally about 24". The Greater also has solid black legs, where the Snowy has greenish legs with a black streak on the foreleg. They are usually seen in shallow waters foraging for small fish, frogs and crustaceans.