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1 December 2005 Reddish Egret Extends its Breeding Range along the North American Atlantic Coast into South Carolina
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We report the northernmost breeding record of the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) along the North American Atlantic Coast. Nesting activity was first seen in late May 2004, and on 6 July 2004 a nest was discovered with two young chicks on Marsh Island, a barrier island located within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina, USA. Reddish Egret nestlings were last observed within 1 m of the nest on 30 July 2004. This represents a northward extension of ca. 450 km in the breeding range of this species and, for the U.S. Atlantic Coast, the only recorded instance of nesting north of Florida.

Lisa M. Ferguson, Patrick G. R. Jodice, William Post, and Felicia I. Sanders "Reddish Egret Extends its Breeding Range along the North American Atlantic Coast into South Carolina," Waterbirds 28(4), 525-526, (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695(2005)28[525:REEIBR]2.0.CO;2
Received: 6 January 2005; Accepted: 1 June 2005; Published: 1 December 2005
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