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    • Ardeidae
  • English
    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
  • Spanish
    • Garzas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 22, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

At least 75 roosting in the willow and reeds along the creek. I'd never seen them in such numbers...

Photos / Sounds

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

The first...whole day...of 52-years on this planet...dedicated to...dare I say it...birding.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

zooga1961

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Dismal day. stopped at Ridge View Park to see which ducks are are in the small lake

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

zooga1961

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Dismal day. stopped at Ridge View Park to see which ducks are are in the small lake

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

bbunny

Date

November 12, 2014 02:26 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

chuckd

Date

July 27, 2014

Description

Immature

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

amandat

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

A tall grey/blue bird. It slowly walks around sometimes staying very still. The call is like a loud squawk. The legs are long and skinny. It has a few streaks on its chest feathers.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Date

July 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

lisalundgren9

Date

November 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

November 22, 2014 09:01 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe. Grupo Vasconcelos ITSJR

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Description from Wikipedia

The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species (some are called "egrets" or "bitterns" instead of "heron"). Within Ardeidae, all members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as "bitterns", and — including the Zigzag Heron or Zigzag Bittern — are a monophyletic group within the Ardeidae. However, egrets are not a biologically distinct group from the herons, and tend to be named differently because they...

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