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    • Ardeidae
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    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

cspnl

Date

September 20, 2014 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Must not have been very hungry or didn't see food, mostly just stood around. In this shot, he's moving.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

cspnl

Date

September 20, 2014 01:16 PM PDT

Description

Body partly in the water.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

john8

Date

September 20, 2014 11:14 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile at Long Beach Harbor

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 21, 2013 01:41 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 20, 2014 09:46 AM PDT

Description

Flying across the Hellman lowlands of Los Cerritos Wetlands

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

cindycrawford900

Date

September 20, 2014 08:55 AM PDT

Description

Three Great Egrets sitting on a eucalyptus snag in the eucs around the old foundation of the Hellman Ranch house. This area of Los Cerritos Wetlands is known as the Hellman Property or Hellman lowlands.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rehb

Date

September 20, 2014 11:15 AM CDT

Description

Great Blue Heron catching a fish in the creek in Watterworth Park.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Egretta intermedia Mesophoyx intermedia

Observer

meurkc

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

somewhere between Fengjie and Fuling; a colony in trees lining reservoir - seen in morning flying in groups off to feeding grounds; not sure of species but the common egret in the region

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

September 19, 2014
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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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