Reddish Egret have a large range across the southern portions of the U.S. but their habitat is restricted to a small belt of coastal habitat. They are the least common heron species but stalk their prey in a similar manner. Their pursuit is akin to dancing as they leap, jump and spin before catching dinner. Much higher numbers of Reddish Egrets are being seen further north into Georgia and South Carolina.
ACJV staff and partners work closely together to protect coastal habitats that are also highly important to shorebirds as stopover and wintering habitats. By protecting habitats for shorebirds, habitats are provided for Reddish Egrets. The Reddish Egret Conservation Action Plan serves to guide partners to conserve focal colony sites and foraging areas, while providing the context for management actions at locally important areas.