Have you seen a Great Blue Heron?

Greg Ferguson, a Vancouver biologist, is conducting a project to inventory Great Blue Herons in our area.

If you have seen, heard, or found:

  • herons foraging or flying
  • groups of herons in trees
  • heron eggs or young
  • heron, bald eagle, or osprey nests,

please record the date, time, specific location, number, and activity of the birds you observe. The direction birds are flying and any nesting activity (e.g., carrying twigs, young calling) is very valuable information.

Please send your sighting information or questions to:
Greg Ferguson (Project Coordinator) at pembertonheron@gmail.com

This is the third year of a project to collect sightings of Great Blue Herons in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. The goal of this project is to define the distribution, abundance, and habitats used by this blue-listed species so we can help conserve it. Last year a number of people submitted observations that provided a great foundation to build upon. Project Background and Sighting Instructions

Image: Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons