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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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

keimwj

Date

October 24, 2011 08:19 AM EDT

Description

24 Oct 2011.
Tuckerton Marshes, Ocean Co, NJ.
A subadult (possibly 2nd year) Great Blue appears to be struggling to identify a fuzzy shorebird - "Can I eat that?"

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

October 24, 2014 08:00 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

makenna711

Date

October 23, 2014 06:59 PM EDT

Description

Bluish feathers very tall long beak

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Date

October 16, 2014 04:37 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Blue
Black stripe along wing

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

connlindajo

Date

October 22, 2014 06:19 PM CDT

Description

I was on West side of tank when large gray bird flew over me and landed in top of dead tree. Photo taken against sunset in west.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

crayonponyfish

Date

April 12, 2006

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

garychang

Date

October 15, 2014 04:48 PM PDT

Description

On the other side of the river from me.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

danielled83

Date

October 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

marvelliott

Date

August 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

cullen

Date

October 8, 2014 06:20 PM CDT
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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.