Egrets are small species of herons that lives year round on the Atlantic Coast of North America. They feed on aquatic life such as small fish, frogs, and crustaceans, as well as reptiles, insects, and small mammals. Both great egrets and snowy egrets can be found in the Northeast, and can be distinguished by their feet and beaks: snowy egrets have yellow feet and black beaks, while great egrets have black feet and yellow beaks. They can often be seen gliding along the Bronx River on their broad, brilliant white wings, searching for food.
The Bronx River Alliance serves as a coordinated voice for the river and works in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor so that it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, educational and economic resource for the communities through which the river flows.