Great white egret Casmerodius albus in Novgorod Region in 2016-2018.
Ninety-six registrations of great white egret from ten districts of Novgorod Region in 2016-2018 were analyzed. The birds were seen from single individuals up to 170 birds in one flock. The main areas of registrations of this species are the surroundings of the city of Novgorod and Lake Ilmen. The birds were seen on the territory from February 25 to October 31. We did not get any documented evidence of this species breeding, but breeding is possible. At present, the great white egret has to be considered as a summering, possibly breeding, and occasionally wintering species of Novgorod Region.