Great Blue Heron
The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a vulnerable, blue-listed species (at risk) whose population is declining in British Columbia. These birds are extremely sensitive to human disturbances.
Locally distributed throughout the Columbia Basin north to about Golden and Revelstoke.
Nests occur commonly in riparian trees along the margins of lakes, slow-moving rivers, wetlands and sloughs. Some nests occur in upland forests.
Forages by wading in shallow waters of rivers, lakes, wetlands and also in agricultural fields.
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For more information on this species, visit: The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer and enter "heron" in the species Name field.