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Waders or shorebirds are birds are commonly found

wading along shorelines and wetlands in order to forage for food that is crawling or burrowing in the mud and sand. Two common types found around the

boardwalk are egrets and herons.

The Great Blue Heron is tall with bluish-grey plumage. It has a long, pointed bill and a graceful S-shaped neck. Its neck and back are covered in shaggy feather. It has a yellow, spear-like bill and long, chestnut legs


The Snowy Egret is medium size with all-white plumage. The bill is black with yellow bare skin in front of the eyes. The legs are black with yellow feet.

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