Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias
A Great Blue Heron specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common permanent resident, more abundant in summer than in winter. Nests from mid-March to mid-July. Found wading in streams, in fresh and salt marshes, and along barrier beaches. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

Date: 7/18/1891
Collected By: TJ Herald
Locality:  Hunson Hill, MD
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 121165