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    • Garça-real-americana
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    • Ardea herodias
    • Ardea herodius
  • Spanish
    • Garza morena
  • English
    • Great Blue Heron
  • French
    • Grand Héron
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    • GBHE

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Recent observations

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 19, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dpom

Date

September 18, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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hcc2

Date

September 18, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

Description

Seen flying near the pond

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

zooga1961

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Cedar Ridge Preserve - returning from evening hike on Bluebonnet Hill Trail I observed a Great Blue Heron high in a tree above the parking lot

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No photos or sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

tessa_h

Date

September 17, 2014 02:54 PM EDT

Description

It swooped down and landed in the marsh very quickly.

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No photos or sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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kingzonata

Date

September 12, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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stellaluna

Date

September 14, 2014 04:16 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen at Strongsville Metroparks

Photos / Sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rsoriachav

Date

December 16, 2012

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rwp84

Date

September 15, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rwp84

Date

September 14, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

lg_price

Date

June 12, 2006 09:09 PM CDT

Description

leucistic Heron being chased by a Red-winged Blackbird

Photos / Sounds

P1330250

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

taogirl

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

from the Audobon Society's Scarborough Marsh Center

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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.