Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Egretta thula Common name Snowy Egret
Population name thula
Breeding range Central & E North America Non-breeding range Coastal E & S USA, Caribbean, Central & N S America
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (E.t. thula, Neotropics).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 215,000 215,000 [R387]
WPE 4 0 0 215,000 215,000 [R387]
WPE 5 0 0 215,000 215,000 [R387]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1982 1992 STA [R119]
WPE 4 1982 1992 STA [R119]
WPE 5 1982 1992 STA [R119]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 2100
WPE 4 2006 2100
WPE 5 2012 2200


  • R387 - Kushlan, James, A., Melanie J. Steinkamp, Katharine Parsons, Jack Capp, Martin Acosta Cruz, Malcolm Coulter, Ian Davidson, Loney Dickson, Naomi Edelson, Richard Elliot, R. Michael Erwin, Scott Hatch, Stephen Kress, Robert Milko, Steve Miller, Kyra Mills, Richard Paul, Roberto Phillips, Jorge E. Saliva, Bill Sydeman, John Trapp, Jennifer Wheeler, and Kent Wohl. 2002. North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, Version 1. Waterbird Conservation for the Americas, Washington, DC, USA.
  • R119 - Canevari, P. (pers. comm.). 1993. Unpublished information from Neotropical Wetlands Program.


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Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on