Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


Size: The great blue heron can grow as large as 3.2 to 4.5 feet.


Habitat: The great blue heron is found all over North America and in Alaska and can be found in Mexico. They prefer to live on fast moving water that doesn’t freeze such as streams, creeks and rivers.


Diet: This species of bird eats mostly small fish but they also eat shrimp, crabs, rodents, small reptiles, amphibians and small birds.


Native: Native to North America.


Status: This species is currently threatened to becoming endangered.


Fun Fact: The great blue heron has a large 6 foot wingspan which is why they look huge when they fly.