Herons in Metro Vancouver

For those of us who are active in the outdoors, it seems that no matter where we go, the Great Blue Herons are there to greet us. What a welcome sight they are!

Following, are a few of the many places that I've had the pleasure of their aquaintance:

Boundary Bay's 12th Ave Dyke Trail

Pitt Lake

Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Richmond's Terra Nove Park

Stanley Park

Black-Crowned Night Heron

As seen at The Reifel Bird Sanctuary

The "night shift" of the heron family, the Black-Crowned Night Heron feeds in the same areas that other herons frequent during the day.

Black-Crowned Night Herons usually nest in colonies on platforms of wood sticks.

Great Blue Heron

Here's Looking at You!

Although a great blue heron is a large bird, their nests are not nearly as substantial as those of eagles. They tend to be more flat than deep, and are not nearly as large or heavy. Besides, great blue herons usually build their nest in a group of somtimes a hundred or more, called a heronry.

Up Close

In Flight

Blue Heron Crowd

Pair In Nest

Single In Nest

At work... What is it?

Stanley Park Heronry

Park's Board Web Cam - Check it Out!

Natural Settings

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The Parks Board Great Blue Heron Calendar

Blue Heron... Watch Out Below!

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