Great Egret

What well-known group adopted the Great Egret in flight as its symbol?


The National Audubon Society chose the Great Egret as its symbol in 1953. The society was formed, in part, to prevent the killing of birds for their feathers. At the turn of the 20th century, this bird was threatened due to being hunted for plumage used in the making of ladies hats.

Collectively called a “congregation”, “herony”, “RSVP”, “skewer”, or “wedge” of egrets.