Great Blue Heron

A tall, graceful bird that can be found across BC, their long, sharp beaks are perfect for stealthily catching fish, frogs, and small rodents. They’re a photographer’s dream bird, with their size, ease of finding, and tendency to stand nice and still for a portrait.

Active seasons

All year, with rookeries coming alive in early spring.

How/where to find

Marshes, lakes, streams, and anywhere with shallow water are prime habitats. If you’re at a rookery during breeding season, you’ll easily hear their loud, prehistoric-sounding calls from across the park.

You can find the Great Blue Heron throughout every Region and Outpost on The BC Bird Trail!