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

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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gabyroffe

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July 6, 2015 08:42 AM EDT

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Seen on floating wetlands and water taxi

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Pacific Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias ssp. fannini

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swampy

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March 21, 2013

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Seen on Santa Cruz on March 20, 21.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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jaliya

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June 29, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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swampy

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July 3, 2014

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Seen early morning on Round Lake

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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skiman1016

Date

July 5, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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skiman1016

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July 5, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dmontijo

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June 23, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kghopkin

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June 28, 2015 10:55 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dwest

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July 2, 2015 05:56 AM PDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dwest

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July 2, 2015 05:56 AM PDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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gyrrlfalcon

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July 4, 2015

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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katieciao

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June 19, 2015 05:38 PM PDT
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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.