Snowy Egret

DISTRIBUTION: 2 sightings in RSA, 1 - Sandvlei W Cape April 2002, 2 - Black river Mowbray W Cape June 2015

NOTES:
Rare bird alert -  22 June 2015. Ref  T Hardaker;  "The SNOWY EGRET along the Black River continues to dominate the news and has still not lost any of its popularity constantly drawing a crowd of admirers throughout the weekend. Still present today and now in its 14th day on site, an absolutely incredible 971 twitchers have already been to see the bird (based on the list of names that I have actually received so far - it may well be more than that!) of which at least 164 are from outside of the Cape region. Already it is the biggest ever twitch in Southern African birding history and it seems to continue growing… We are staring down the face of the first 1-ton twitch in the sub region" Distribution in N and S America.