The Great White Heron prefers to feed on fish, frogs, small mammals, and even the occasional lizard, finding its food in fresh water ponds and saltwater marsh slews. This particular species is known for stalking its victims, often lying motionless in wait for its prey, finally using its long, sharp bill to deliver a deadly strike. The Great White Heron can reach over 3 feet in height, and with a wing span between 5 and 6 feet, this bird is truly a sight to behold. The Great White Heron can be distinguished easily from other egrets because of its yellow bill and black legs and feet, and, unlike many other bird species, the males and females are perfectly identical in appearance.
Everglades City airboat tours are a perfect opportunity to try and spot these stunning creatures for yourself. An Everglades National Park boat tour will take you up and close and personal with all of Florida’s wildlife, creating memories the whole family can enjoy and look back upon for many years after.