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  • Scientific Names
    • Ardea herodias
    • Ardea herodius
  • Spanish
    • Garza morena
    • Garza Azul
  • English
    • Great Blue Heron
  • French
    • Grand Héron
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • GBHE
  • Portuguese
    • Garça-real-americana

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Recent observations

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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breezyoutwest

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May 5, 2016 05:22 PM PDT

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lastime

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April 14, 2016

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May 3, 2016

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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liapun312

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May 5, 2016 09:18 AM CDT

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backbaynwr

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April 23, 2016

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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backbaynwr

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April 23, 2016

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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sambiology

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May 4, 2016

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Walked out of the office for a bit -- to get my daily nature break. :)

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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krosenthal

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May 11, 2009 01:46 PM EDT

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scottstolsenberg

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May 1, 2016 11:21 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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lexiecarin

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May 5, 2016 06:46 PM CDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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charley

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May 5, 2016

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jimmycortina

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March 24, 2014 06:30 PM CET
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Description from Wikipedia

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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