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

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Recent observations

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What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

tsoleau

Date

July 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

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phlank

Date

July 13, 2014 07:47 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

texasblonde

Date

July 29, 2014 09:53 PM CDT

Description

Landed right next to us while photographing a snake

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

nvarvel

Date

April 19, 2013

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Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Date

July 29, 2014

Description

Seen several along the banks of the lake

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Date

July 24, 2014 02:15 PM EDT

Description

Three flying

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

keimwj

Date

July 26, 2014 03:55 PM EDT

Description

26 Jul 2014.
Longwood Gardens, Chester Co, PA.
Fishing in the pond next to the meadow.

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No photos or sounds

What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

Observer

justjohn

Date

July 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Great blue heron Ardea herodias

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sarahcarline

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

hunting in small pond full of tadpoles and small fish

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

james3

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

July 27, 2014 12:00 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jeanloujustine

Date

July 27, 2014 08:55 AM EDT
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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.