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    • Ardea herodias
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    • Garza morena
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    • Grand Héron
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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2014 09:08 PM EDT

Description

Two individuals. One in West gutter just at entrance. Ate a rather large fish. Other flew past and was warned by this one.

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jay

Date

August 31, 2014 07:49 PM MDT

Description

Bear River MBR, UT.

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What

great blue heron Ardea herodias

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danielgeorge

Date

August 31, 2014 06:53 AM PDT

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

keyko_cruz

Date

February 14, 2014 11:00 AM PET

Description

Galápagos

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 19, 2014 10:22 AM EDT

Description

19 Aug 2014.
Pine Run Reservoir, Bucks Co, PA.

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What

Garza morena Ardea herodias

Observer

keyko_cruz

Date

February 7, 2014 06:51 PM PET

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

July 26, 2014

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Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 25, 2014 07:47 PM CDT

Description

Horrible photo. Photo taken over fence. Bird in neighbor's small stock tank. Unable to photo when at water on my place.
Another nudge to myself.

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

maractwin

Date

August 28, 2014 07:49 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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cmstinson

Date

January 10, 2014

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 27, 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.