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Little Egret Egretta garzetta



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Egretta gularis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) contains the taxon dimorpha, which was previously included within E. garzetta following Kushlan and Hancock (2005)Prior to that, all three taxa were treated as separate species following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2014 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 151,000,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 164,000,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2012
Population trend Increasing observed -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated at 660,000-3,150,000 individuals. Totals for E. g. garzetta and E. g. dimorpha from Wetlands International (2015) added together. The European population is estimated at 66,700-84,800 pairs, which equates to 133,000-170,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015).

Trend justification: The overall population trend is increasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006). The European breeding population trend is estimated to be decreasing (BirdLife International 2015) or stable (EBCC 2015) in the short-term.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Albania N Extant Yes Yes
Algeria N Extant
Angola N Extant
Anguilla (to UK) V Extant
Antigua and Barbuda N Extant Yes
Armenia N Extant Yes
Aruba (to Netherlands) N Extant Yes
Australia N Extant Yes
Austria N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes Yes
Bahrain N Extant
Bangladesh N Extant
Barbados N Extant Yes
Belgium N Extant Yes
Benin N Extant
Bhutan N Extant
Bosnia and Herzegovina N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant
Brunei N Extant
Bulgaria N Extant Yes Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant
Burundi N Extant
Cambodia N Extant
Cameroon N Extant
Canada V Extant
Cape Verde N Extant
Central African Republic N Extant
Chad N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
Christmas Island (to Australia) N Extant
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (to Australia) V Extant
Congo N Extant
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant
Croatia N Extant Yes Yes
Cyprus N Extant Yes Yes
Czechia N Extant Yes
Denmark N Extant Yes
Djibouti N Extant
Dominica V Extant
Egypt N Extant
Equatorial Guinea N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Eswatini N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Finland V Extant
France N Extant Yes Yes
Gabon N Extant
Gambia N Extant
Georgia N Extant Yes Yes
Germany N Extant Yes Yes
Ghana N Extant
Gibraltar (to UK) N Extant Yes
Greece N Extant Yes Yes
Guadeloupe (to France) V Extant
Guam (to USA) N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant
Guinea-Bissau N Extant Yes
Guyana V Extant
Hong Kong (China) N Extant Yes
Hungary N Extant Yes Yes
India N Extant
Indonesia N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes Yes
Ireland N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy N Extant Yes Yes
Japan N Extant
Jordan N Extant Yes Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant
Kuwait N Extant
Laos N Extant
Latvia V Extant
Lebanon N Extant
Lesotho N Extant
Liberia N Extant
Libya N Extant
Liechtenstein V Extant
Luxembourg V Extant
Malawi N Extant
Malaysia N Extant
Maldives V Extant
Mali N Extant
Malta N Extant
Martinique (to France) V Extant
Mauritania N Extant
Micronesia, Federated States of N Extant Yes
Moldova N Extant Yes
Mongolia V Extant
Montenegro N Extant Yes Yes
Montserrat (to UK) V Extant
Morocco N Extant
Mozambique N Extant
Myanmar N Extant
Namibia N Extant
Nepal N Extant
Netherlands N Extant Yes
New Zealand N Extant
Niger N Extant
Nigeria N Extant
North Korea N Extant Yes
North Macedonia N Extant Yes
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) N Extant Yes
Norway V Extant
Oman N Extant
Pakistan N Extant
Palau N Extant
Palestinian Authority Territories N Extant Yes
Papua New Guinea N Extant
Philippines N Extant
Poland N Extant Yes
Portugal N Extant Yes
Puerto Rico (to USA) V Extant
Qatar N Extant Yes Yes
Romania N Extant Yes Yes
Russia N Extant Yes Yes
Russia (European) N Extant Yes Yes
Rwanda N Extant
São Tomé e Príncipe V Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant
Serbia N Extant Yes Yes
Seychelles N Extant
Sierra Leone N Extant
Singapore N Extant
Slovakia N Extant Yes
Slovenia N Extant Yes
Solomon Islands N Extant
Somalia N Extant
South Africa N Extant
South Korea N Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes Yes
Spain N Extant Yes Yes
Sri Lanka N Extant
St Kitts and Nevis V Extant
St Lucia V Extant
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) V Extant
St Vincent and the Grenadines V Extant
Sudan N Extant
Suriname V Extant
Sweden V Extant
Switzerland N Extant
Syria N Extant Yes
Taiwan, China N Extant
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Thailand N Extant
Timor-Leste N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant
Trinidad and Tobago V Extant
Tunisia N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Ukraine N Extant Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes Yes
United Kingdom N Extant Yes
USA N Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant
Vietnam N Extant
Western Sahara N Extant
Yemen N Extant
Zambia N Extant
Zimbabwe N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Cyprus Klidhes Islands
Cyprus Phasouri reedbeds
Cyprus Pafos Plain
Cyprus Akamas and Agia Aikaterini – Agia Paraskevi Gorges
Cyprus Larnaca Salt Lakes
Cyprus Xeros Valley and Hanoutaris Cliffs
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hutovo blato
Serbia Gornje Podunavlje
Serbia Subotica lakes and sandy terrain
Serbia Carska bara
Serbia Koviljski rit
Serbia Labudovo okno
Serbia Obedska bara
Montenegro Lake Skadar
Montenegro Lake Sasko
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bardaca
Azerbaijan Aggyol
Azerbaijan Gizilagach State Reserve
Azerbaijan Barda tugai forest
Azerbaijan Lake Boz-Koba
Azerbaijan Divichi liman (or Lake Akzibir)
Azerbaijan Kura Delta
Azerbaijan Lake Mahmudchala
Azerbaijan Pirsagat Islands and Los Island
Azerbaijan Sangachal Bay
Azerbaijan Lake Sarysu
Azerbaijan Shahdidi spit
Azerbaijan Lake Ych-chala (Novogolovka-chala)
Azerbaijan Varvara Reservoir
Azerbaijan Yashma Island
Cyprus Akhna dam
Portugal Paul do Boquilobo
Portugal Tejo estuary
Portugal Sado estuary
Portugal Murta dam
Portugal Leixão da Gaivota
Portugal Ria Formosa (Faro lagoon)
Portugal Paul do Taipal
Bulgaria Vardim Island
Bulgaria Mandra-Poda complex
Bulgaria Burgasko Lake
Bulgaria Srebarna
Bulgaria Atanasovsko Lake
Bulgaria Kalimok Complex
Bulgaria Belene Islands Complex
Bulgaria Ibisha Island
Bulgaria Konush Reservoir
Bulgaria Pozharevo Island
Bulgaria Straldzha Complex
Bulgaria Provadiysko-Royaksko plateau
Romania Lake Siutghiol
Romania Lake Techirghiol
Romania Hagieni forest
Romania Cefa fish-ponds and Radvani wood
Romania Mures river lower flood-plain
Romania Satchinez marsh
Romania Cârja - Maţa - Rădeanu - Roşcani
Romania Rotbav fish-ponds
Romania Stânca lake - Costeşti
Romania Cursul Dunării - Baziaş - Porţile de Fier
Romania Miheşu de Câmpie-Taureni fish-ponds
Romania Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds
Romania Balta Mică a Brăilei
Romania Parches-Somova wetland
Romania Comana
Romania Lake Strachina
Romania Strejesti reservoir
Romania Ciocăneşti - Dunăre
Romania Lunca wood
Romania Socodor wood
Romania Fizes valley
Romania Blahniţa
Romania Mehedinti fish-ponds-Gruia
Romania Mehedinti fish-ponds-Gârla Mare
Ireland Cork Harbour
Ireland Ballymacoda
Ireland Blackwater estuary
Ireland Bannow Bay
Ireland The Cull and Killag
Ireland Tacumshin lake
Ireland Lady's Island Lake
Ireland Wexford Harbour and Slobs
Ireland Dublin Bay
Slovenia Sečovlje saltpans
Slovenia River Drava
Belgium Zwin
Turkey Kızılırmak Delta
Turkey Akşehir and Eber Lakes
Turkey Sultan Marsh
Turkey Marmara Lake
Turkey Meriç Delta
Turkey Manyas Lake (Kuş Lake)
Turkey Gediz Delta
Turkey Işıklı Lake
Poland Turawa reservoir
Poland Nida Rivar Valley
Poland Lower Vistula River Valley
Greece Evros delta
Greece Lake Ismarida (Mitrikou)
Greece Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons
Greece Kompsatos valley
Greece Nestos delta and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos gorge
Greece Lake Kerkini
Greece Artzan reservoir
Greece River Axios
Greece Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas
Greece Lakes Volvi, Koroneia and Rentina Gorge
Greece Agios Mamas marsh
Greece Mount Itamos
Greece Lake Agras
Greece Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains
Greece Lakes Vegoritis and Petron
Greece Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari
Greece Lake Kastoria
Greece Alyki Kitrous lagoon
Greece Kalamas delta
Greece Acherontas gorge and estuary
Greece Amvrakikos gulf
Greece Mesolongi and Aitoliko lagoons, Acheloos delta and Evinos estuary
Greece Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia
Greece Mountains of central Evvoia
Greece Lake Dystos
Greece Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area
Greece Kotychi lagoon
Greece Kalogria lagoon, Strofylia forest and Lamia marshes
Greece Alyki lagoon, Aigio
Greece Lake Stymfalia
Greece Divari Pylou (Gialova) lagoon and Sfaktiria island
Greece Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, Crete
Greece Dionysades islets, Crete
Greece Islands and islets of northern Sporades and northwestern coast of Alonnisos
Greece Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos
Greece Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos
Greece Fournoi island
Greece Nea Fokaia marshes
Greece Nisyros island and surrounding islets
Greece Pineios delta
Greece Reservoirs of former lake Karla
Greece Lake Pikrolimni
Greece Southwestern Lesvos and Petrified forest
Greece Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos
Greece Paros and Antiparos islands and surrounding islets
Greece Astypalaia island and surrounding islets
Greece Mati wetland of Tyrnavos
Greece Gallikos estuary and Kalochori lagoon
Greece Northern Evros and Ardas riparian forest
Greece Psara and Antipsara islands and surrounding islets
Greece South forest complex of Evros prefecture
Greece Dadia - Dereio - Aisymi forest
Greece Lagoons of Kerkyra island
Greece Lakes Trichonis and Lysimachia
Netherlands Wadden Sea
Netherlands Grevelingen
Netherlands Veerse Meer
Netherlands Westerschelde & Saeftinghe
Netherlands Zwin & Kievittepolder
Hungary Velence Lake–Dinnyés Lake
Hungary Lake Kis-Balaton
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to
Hungary Kolon Lake
Hungary Lower Tisza Valley
Hungary Bodrogzug–Taktaköz
Hungary Flood plain of Tiszaalpár
Hungary Béda–Karapancsa
Hungary Sárvíz Valley
Hungary Gerje-sik
Russia (European) Veselovskoye reservoir
Russia (European) Mouth of Samur river
Russia (European) Delta of the River Don
Russia (European) Islands in the western part of Lake Manych-Gudilo
Russia (European) Salt lakes in the Primorsko-Akhtarsk area
Russia (European) Volga Delta
Russia (European) Khanskoye Lake
Russia (European) Yeiski salt-lakes
Russia (European) Varnavinsko-Kryukovskaya irrigation system
Russia (European) Kalininski Plavny
Russia (European) Mouth of Yeya river
Spain Ría de Arosa (O Grove) estuary
Spain Eo river estuary-Barayo beach-Ría de Foz
Spain Cape Busto-Luanco
Spain Ribadesella-Tina Mayor
Spain Santoña marshes
Spain Villafáfila
Spain Castronuño-Zamora
Spain Cortados del Jarama
Spain Azután reservoir
Spain Borbollón reservoir
Spain Pela mountain range-Orellana reservoir-Zorita
Spain Malpartida de Cáceres-Arroyo de la Luz
Spain Mérida-Montijo reservoir
Spain Valongo
Spain Villanueva del Fresno
Spain Valuengo reservoir
Spain Las Cañas lake
Spain Rivers Cinca and Alcanadre riverine forest
Spain Cogul-Alfés steppes
Spain River Ebro ox-bow lakes
Spain Medas islands
Spain Ebro delta
Spain Albufera de Valencia marshes
Spain Littoral islets of Murcia and Almería
Spain Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon
Spain Odiel and Tinto marshes and Huelva coastal lagoons
Spain Guadalquivir marshes
Spain Cádiz bay
Spain Bornos reservoir
Spain Medina-Sidonia
Spain Tajo de Barbate coastal cliffs
Spain La Janda
Spain Salt-pans of Ibiza and Formentera and Freus isles
Spain Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes
Spain Ravines and pinewoods in central Minorca
Spain Llobregat delta
Spain Redbeeds and copses of Aranjuez
Spain Malpica island (River Tagus)
Ukraine Kanivs'kyi Nature Reserve
Ukraine Berdyans'ka peninsula
Ukraine Syvash Bay
Ukraine Cape Martiyan
Ukraine Yagorlyts'ka and Tendrivs'ka Bays
Ukraine Dnipro delta
Ukraine Shagany-Alibej-Burnas lake-system
Ukraine Karkinits'ka and Dzharylgats'ka bays
Ukraine Velyke marsh
Ukraine Dniprovs'ko-Oril's'kyj Nature Reserve
Ukraine Petropavlivs'kyj lyman
Ukraine Budats'kyj lyman
Ukraine Samars'kyj forest
Ukraine Bagerove
Ukraine Stanychno-Lugans'ke fish-farm
Ukraine Klivodyns'kyj protected locality
Ukraine Ingul river valley
Ukraine Kinburns'kyj peninsula
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kozats'ki islands)
Ukraine Oril' river valley
Ukraine Molochna river valley
Ukraine Samara river valley
Ukraine Lake near Magazinka village
France Val d'Allier Bourbonnais
France Planèze de Saint-Flour
France Sologne Bourbonnaise
France Vallée de la Loire: Pit majeur d'Iguerande à Décize
France Vallée de la Loire : gorges de la Loire
France Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin
France Pointe de Grave
France Barthes de l'Adour
France Barrage d'Artix et Saligue du Gave de Pau
France Domaine d'Orx
France Garonne : marais de Bordeaux
France Estuaire de la Bidassoa et Baie de Fontarabie
France Réserve Naturelle du courant d'Huchet
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Nord Médoc
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais
France Côte Médocaine: dunes boisées et dépressions humides
France Baie des Veys et Marais du Cotentin
France Iles Saint Marcouf
France Iles Chausey
France Estuaire de l'Orne
France Littoral Augeron
France Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes
France Baie de Saint-Brieuc
France Archipel des Sept-Iles
France Estuaires du Trieux et du Jaudy
France Rade de Brest: Baie de Daoulas et Anse du Poulmic
France Marais de la Baie d'Audierne
France Baies de Morlaix et de Carantec
France Golfe du Morbihan et Etier de Penerf
France Baie de Vilaine
France Rade de Lorient
France Baie de Quiberon
France Baie de Goulven
France Lacs de la Forêt d'Orient
France Etangs d'Argonne
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux
France Vallée de la Loire : environs de Blois
France Brenne centrale
France Vallée de la Loire : confluence Loire-Vienne
France Vallée de la Loire : environs de Montlouis-sur-Loire
France Etangs de Sologne: St Viatre, Marcilly-en-Gault et forêt de Bruadan
France Vallée de la Loire : Orléanais
France Mars sur Allier
France Iles Cerbicale
France Etang de Biguglia
France Etang d'Urbino et zones humides périphériques
France Basse Vallée du Doubs : Dole Sud
France Estuaire et embouchure de la Seine
France Etangs de la Woëvre: lac de Madine
France Etang de Lindre
France Etang des Landes
France Etangs de Leucate et Lapalme
France Etangs Narbonnais
France Etang de Capestang
France Etangs Montpellierains
France Gorges du Gardon
France Etang du Bagnas
France Cordon lagunaire de Sète à Agde
France Etang de Thau
France Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan
France Etangs de Canet et de Villeneuve-de-la-Raho et embouchure du Tech
France Petite Camargue fluvio-lacustre
France Petite Camargue laguno-marine
France Vallée de la Garonne : Boussens à Carbonne
France Vallée de la Garonne : Palayre et environs
France Vallée de la Garonne : Moissac
France Vallées de la Scarpe et de l'Escaut
France Estuaire de la Canche
France Marais de Balançon et de Villiers
France Cap Gris-nez
France Moyenne Vallée de la Durance
France Camargue
France Crau
France Salines de l'Etang de Berre
France Iles Marseillaises: Maire, Jarron, Jarre, Riou, Calseraigne, Congloue et Pomègues
France Marais entre Crau et Grand Rhône: Meyranne, Chanoine, Plan de Bourg et Salins du Caban
France Salins d'Hyères et de Pesquiers
France Iles d'Hyères
France Plateau de l'Arbois, garrigues de Lancon et chaîne des Côtes
France Etangs de Citis, Lavalduc, Engrenier, Pourra, l'Estomac, Fos et salines de Rassuen et de Fos
France Marais de L'Ile Vieille
France Basse Vallée de la Durance
France Vallée de la Durance : de Tallard à Sisteron
France Marais de Manteyer
France Basse vallée du Var
France Parc National des Ecrins
France Estuaire de la Charente
France Vallée de la Charente : amont d'Angoulême
France Anse de Fouras, baie d'Yves et marais de Rochefort
France Ile d'Oléron, marais de Brouage-Saint-Agnant
France Anse du Fiers d'Ars en Ré
France Bonne Anse
France Region de Pressac, étang de Combourg
France Marais et estuaire de la Seudre
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais de la rive nord
France Marais arrières littoraux picards
France Etangs et marais du bassin de la Somme
France Estuaires picards : baies de Somme et d'Authie
France Traicts et marais salants de la Presqu'île Guérandaise
France Marais de Brière
France Estuaire de la Loire
France Lac de Grand-Lieu
France Baie de Bourgneuf et marais breton
France Basses Vallées Angevines
France Marais et forêt d'Olonne
France Vallée de la Loire : de Nantes à Montsoreau
France Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon
France La Dombes
France Val de Saône
France Val de Drôme: Les Ramières-printegarde
France Basse Ardêche
France Iles du Haut-Rhône
France Plaine du Forez
France Ile de la Platière
France Lac Léman (partie française)
France Lac et marais du Bourget
France Val d'Allier : Saint-Yorre-Joze
United Kingdom Chichester and Langstone Harbours
United Kingdom Isles of Scilly
United Kingdom Medway Estuary and Marshes
United Kingdom North Norfolk Coast
United Kingdom Pagham Harbour
United Kingdom Poole Harbour
United Kingdom Solent Marshes and Southampton Water
United Kingdom Stour and Orwell Estuaries
United Kingdom Tamar Estuaries Complex
United Kingdom Thames Estuary and Marshes
United Kingdom The Swale
United Kingdom The Wash
United Kingdom Jersey Shoreline
Italy River Mincio and Bosco Fontana
Italy Adda Sud Park heronries
Italy Lomellina and Heronries of Pavia province
Italy River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth
Italy River Po: from the mouth of Adda river to Ostiglia
Italy Boscone island
Italy Caorle lagoon
Italy Venice lagoon
Italy Po Delta
Italy Valle Bertuzzi and Goro lagoon
Italy Piave river
Italy Grado and Marano lagoon
Italy Taro river
Italy Valli di Comacchio and Bonifica del Mezzano
Italy Valli di Argenta
Italy Punte Alberete and Valle della Canna, Pineta San Vitale and Pialassa della Baiona
Italy Ortazzo and Ortazzino
Italy Cervia saltpans
Italy Fucecchio marsh
Italy Ponte Buriano-Lago della Penna
Italy Lakes Montepulciano and Chiusi
Italy Diaccia Botrona
Italy Uccellina mountains, Trappola marshes and Ombrone mouth
Italy Orbetello lagoon and Burano lake
Italy Lake Trasimeno
Italy Circeo National Park
Italy River Biferno
Italy Manfredonia Gulf wetlands
Italy Le Cesine
Italy Casaraccio pool, Stintino saltpans and Pilo pool
Italy Oristano wetlands
Italy Colostrai pool
Italy Cagliari wetlands
Italy Stagnone di Marsala and Trapani saltpans
Italy Simeto mouth and middle course and Biviere di Lentini
Italy Pantani di Vendicari e di Capo Passero
Italy Codigoro heronry
Italy Ticino river
Italy Palmas Gulf wetlands
Italy Pools of Florence plain
Italy Litorale Romano
Italy River Po from Dora Baltea mouth to Scrivia mouth
Italy Vercelli rice-fields
Italy River Sesia heronries
Italy Novara heronries
Italy Marengo heronry
Italy Biviere and Plain of Gela
Italy Tarquinia saltpans
Albania Lake Shkodra (Lake Scadar)
Albania Karavasta Lagoon
Albania Drini Delta
Greece Schinias marsh
Romania Bistreţ
Romania Lake Beibugeac (Plopu)
Romania Defileul Inferior al Mureşului
Serbia Becej fish-pond
Serbia Zasavica
Serbia Danube loess bluffs
Georgia Kolkheti
Serbia Srednje Potamišje
Slovakia Senné
Slovakia Medzibodrozie
Serbia Mala Vrbica
Armenia Armash fish-farm
Austria Neusiedler See
Austria Storage lakes on the lower Inn
Germany Wagbach lowlands
Germany Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos
Germany Danube valley: Regensburg-Vilshofen
Germany Lower Inn: Haiming - Neuhaus including the Neuhaus, Egglfing, Ering, and Simbach reservoirs
Germany Ismaninger Speichersee and fish ponds
Germany Emsaue (Rietberger Emsniederung - Steinhorster Becken)
Germany Hessian Rhine alluvion
Germany Rhäden near Obersuhl and Bosserode
Germany Alluvion of the middle Horloff
Croatia Lower Posavina
Croatia Poilovlje with Carp Fishponds
Croatia Jelas Field
Croatia Kopacki Rit Special Zoological Reserve
Croatia Krka and Surrounding Plateau
Croatia Vrana Lake and Jasen
Croatia Alluvial wetlands of the River Drava
Croatia Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube
Croatia Grudnjak fish-ponds
Croatia Nasicka Breznica fish-ponds
Botswana Okavango Delta
Egypt Lake Manzala
Egypt Lake Idku
Ethiopia Lake Abe wetland system
Ghana Keta Lagoon Ramsar Site
Ghana Songor Ramsar Site
Gambia Bao Bolon Wetland Reserve
Guinea-Bissau Arquipélago dos Bijagós
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park
Tanzania Rubondo Island National Park
Tanzania Dar es Salaam coast
Tanzania Lake Victoria: Mwanza Gulf
Tanzania Lake Victoria: Bunda Bay
Tanzania Wembere steppe
Uganda Musambwa islands
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps
Bahrain Tubli Bay
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Uromiyeh
Iran, Islamic Republic of Ghara Gheshlaq No-Hunting Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Kobi
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lavandavil Wildlife Refuge
Iran, Islamic Republic of Abbas-abad dam
Iran, Islamic Republic of Anzali Mordab complex
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bandar Kiashar lagoon and mouth of Sefid Rud
Iran, Islamic Republic of Seyed Mohalli, Zarin Kola and Larim Sara
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lapoo - Zargmarz ab-bandans
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lashgarak and Latian dam
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dez dam
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dez river marshes and plains
Iran, Islamic Republic of Horeh Bamdej
Iran, Islamic Republic of Shadegan marshes and tidal mudflats of Khor-al Amaya and Khor Musa
Iran, Islamic Republic of Izeh and Sheikho lakes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Maharlu
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand
Iran, Islamic Republic of South end of the Hamoun-i Puzak
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hilleh Protected Area
Israel Zevulun valley
Israel Lake Kinneret and Kinerot
Israel Carmel coast
Israel Jezre'el, Harod and Bet She'an valleys
Israel Hefer valley
Israel Northern lower Jordan valley
Israel Southern Arava valley and Elat mountains
Lebanon Aammiq wetland
Oman Quriyat - Daghmar
Oman Ras al Hadd
Oman Barr al Hikman
Saudi Arabia Tarut Bay
Saudi Arabia Al-Ha'ir
Saudi Arabia Madinat Yanbu al-Sinaiyah
Saudi Arabia Wadi Rabigh springs
Saudi Arabia Malaki dam
Saudi Arabia Jizan Bay
Syria Buhayrat al-Assad
United Arab Emirates Ramtha lagoons
Yemen Ta'izz wadis
Yemen Aden
Italy Argentario, Laguna di Orbetello Lagoon e Lago di Burano
Italy Sinis and Oristano wetlands
Turkey Sakarya Delta
Philippines Manila Bay
Russia (European) Berkubinski forest
China (mainland) Baishiyi Nature Reserve
China (mainland) Erlinggou
China (mainland) Lanting Damiaowu
China (mainland) Fujiang Taigong Shan
India Kole Wetland
Russia (European) Prikumskiye steppes
Russia (European) Leninsk forest area
Italy Iolanda di Savoia wetlands
Italy Valli Bolognesi
Bulgaria Kaliakra
Bulgaria Galata
Bulgaria Balchik
Bulgaria Malak Preslavets marsh
Bulgaria Golia Island
Bulgaria Zvanichevo Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Hadzi Dimitrovo Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Bakarlaka
Bulgaria Batova
Bulgaria Mesta Valley
Bulgaria Svishtov-Belene Lowland
Bulgaria Zlato Pole
Bulgaria Gorni Dabnik-Telish Reservoir
Bulgaria Lakat Island
Portugal Lagoa Pequena
Portugal Albufeira do Caia
Portugal Ponta da Piedade
Antigua and Barbuda McKinnons Salt Pond
Kazakhstan Naurzum State Nature Reserve
Barbados Chancery Lane Swamp
Barbados Graeme Hall Swamp
Barbados East Point Pond
Turkmenistan Garabogaz - Garshy
Lebanon Cheikh Zennad
Lebanon Lower Damour River
Uzbekistan Tudakul and Kuymazar Reservoirs
St Lucia Point Sables
Kazakhstan Sarykopa Lake System
Ireland Courtmacsherry, Broadstrand and Dunworley Complex
Russia (European) Delta of the Kuban' river
Turkmenistan Deryatakyr
Turkmenistan Mergen
Poland Lower Skawa River Valley
Slovenia Škocjan Bay
Croatia Podunavlje and Lower Podravlje
Poland Lower Sola River Valley
Italy River Po: from Ticino mouth to Boscone island
Ukraine Samars'ka bay
Ukraine Reservoir on r. Chechva with territories adjacent
Ukraine KardashinskI mires
Ukraine Gerojsk Lakes
Romania Dunărea Veche (Braţul Măcin)
Romania Danube Delta
Romania Gruia - Gârla Mare
Romania Braţul Borcea
Romania Calafat - Ciuperceni - Dunăre
Romania Suhaia
Romania Dunăre - Ostroave
Romania Balta Vederoasa
Poland Upper Vistula River Valley
Cyprus Akrotiri Peninsula - Episkopi Cliffs
Russia (European) Kazachka
Poland Lower San River Valley
Poland Stobrawa Watershed
Poland Swietokrzyskie Vistula River Valley
Poland Kuznica Warezynska Reservoir
Slovenia Strunjan saltpans
Cyprus Kormakitis Peninsula
Moldova Lower Dniester River
Syria Sabkhat al-Jabboul
Serbia Becej fishpond
Moldova Dniester River between Naslavcea - Soroca
Moldova Royal Forest
Tunisia Salines de Thyna
Italy Punta Alberete, Canna Valley, San Vitale Pinewood, and Pialassa of Baiona
Kazakhstan Caspian Sea shore between Volga and Ural River Deltas
Netherlands Haringvliet
Netherlands Hollands Diep
Netherlands Krammer-Volkerak
Netherlands Oosterschelde
Netherlands Voornes Duin
Mauritania Lac de Mâl
Mauritania Lac d'Aleg
Mauritania Aftout es Sâheli
Mauritania Chott Boul
Kazakhstan Tyulen’i (Seal) Islands
Kazakhstan Karagie Depression
Kazakhstan Delta of the Ural River
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan portion of the river Volga's Delta - Zhambay
Kazakhstan Karakol Lake

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches suitable resident
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Ponds (below 8ha) suitable resident
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded major non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded major breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes suitable resident
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Freshwater Lakes suitable resident
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Mud Flats and Salt Flats suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Tidepools suitable resident
Marine Neritic Coral Reef - Back Slope suitable resident
Marine Neritic Coral Reef - Foreslope (Outer Reef Slope) suitable resident
Marine Neritic Coral Reef - Inter-Reef Rubble Substrate suitable resident
Marine Neritic Coral Reef - Inter-Reef Soft Substrate suitable resident
Marine Neritic Coral Reef - Lagoon suitable resident
Marine Neritic Coral Reef - Outer Reef Channel suitable resident
Marine Neritic Estuaries major breeding
Marine Neritic Estuaries major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Egretta garzetta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2020.