Snowy Egrets seem to be everywhere in San Diego.  I see snowy egret in the La Jolla tidal pools and at Famosa Slough.

Snowy Egret

Snowy egret can be seen in Mission Bay and in the yacht basin off San Diego Bay at Bessemer Path.

Snowy Egret

I have watched and photographed them at San Elijo Lagoon and at Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad.  I have spotted snowy egret at the San Diego River Estuary quite often.  Your chances of seeing one here are most assured.

Snowy Egret

The snowy egret is an elegant and beautiful bird.  They are quite entertaining to watch when flying, walking, eating, or standing perfectly still.  I love to observe and photograph the Snowy Egret.

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Snowy Egret


92037 La Jolla

I love visiting La Jolla.  Snowy egret can be seen in the tidal pools during low tides.  I watch them exploring the topography of the tidal pools on the hunt for exotic food to eat.  They also seem to be more tolerant to the proximity of people here.  Translate this into being able to get closer for photos than in other places.

February 21st, 2017


At Bessemer Path the Snowy Egret seems to be a regular.  In this yacht basin off the San Diego Bay I tend to find these stunning birds quite frequently.  Bessemer Path is an ideal location for the snowy egret with the calmer water of the basin and shelter from the bay along with a regular food supply.

Bessemer Path


February 20th, 2017

January 16th, 2017
January 6th, 2017


Hospitality Point Park

The images here are of the San Diego River Estuary next to Hospitality Point Park on the river side of the jetty and towards the bridge to Sunset Cliffs.  Photos taken opposite of Dog Beach are near the jetty for Hospitality Point Park.  Photography opposite of Robb Field in Ocean Beach are nearer to the bridge for Sunset Cliffs.

March 26th, 2017
February 28th, 2017

Galleries listed next are of the section of the San Diego River Estuary at the end of Mission Valley between the Interstate 5 freeway bridges and the Sports Arena and Sunset Cliffs bridges.

San Diego River Estuary

February 28th, 2017

February 21st, 2017