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    • Ardea herodias
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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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gbentall

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July 2, 2014 01:32 PM PDT

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Great blue heron Ardea herodias

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chris_hass

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July 3, 2014 09:16 AM PDT

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charro

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May 19, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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rheilbrun

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July 7, 2014 03:15 PM PDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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luckypen

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July 5, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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maractwin

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July 7, 2014 07:37 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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maractwin

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July 7, 2014 07:49 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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maractwin

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July 7, 2014 08:08 AM EDT

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great blue heron Ardea herodias

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historymeg83

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July 5, 2014 06:00 PM CDT

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great blue heron Ardea herodias

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zooga1961

Date

July 5, 2014

Description

Sunrise hike at John Bunker Sand Wetlands. I observed a great blue heron with the Ibis, in a pond by the back tree line

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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em_rig28

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July 5, 2014 02:20 PM EDT

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miroungazalophus

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July 5, 2014
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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.