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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias wardi Richard E. Webster 2018-05-09 Presa Chiculi, Rio Yaqui, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (40 m) call -

single bird in flight, calling as it returns to the colony;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

445855
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2013-12-30 Viera Wetlands, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) flight call -

one Great Blue Heron engaged in an aggressive territorial chase flight against another, chased from around a potential nest site

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

162099
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Sue Riffe 2018-06-06 Lower Latham, Weld County, Colorado, Weld (United States) (1400 m) flight song -

Natural vocalization as the heron flew from north to south over our heads.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

419194
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Andrew Spencer 20-06-2008 Lily Pond, Goshen, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, Massachusetts (United States) (? m) calls (A) - calls from an adult bird at a rookery 34796
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2013-10-14 Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) flight call -

flying over marsh in long straight flight some 10 meters off ground

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

153519
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Will Sweet 2019-10-02 Lake Massapoag, Sharon, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Norfolk (United States) (70 m) flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

501691
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias herodias Mike Nelson 21-07-10 Rankin Bottoms, TWRA, White Pine, Tennessee, Cocke (United States) (100 m) Call (A) - Flushed from waters edge 58482
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias wardi Russ Wigh 2019-07-09 Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA USA, Chatham (United States) (0 m) call -

Very productive freshwater wetland habitat for wading birds. Located i maritime forest nest to salt marsh and river

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

486224
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Andrew Spencer 03-01-2009 Salton Sea, Imperial Co., California, California (United States) (? m) calls (A) - calls from a flying bird 34797
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias occidentalis Paul Marvin 2014-07-04 Flamingo Campground, Everglades National Park, Florida, Monroe (United States) (0 m) flight call -

Great White Heron flight call, disturbed by my approach

on the shore of Florida Bay

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

196154
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Mike Nelson 2013-04-12 Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach Co., Florida, Palm Beach (United States) (10 m) begging call -

From a juvenile bird begging food from adult on nest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

130683
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Phoenix Birder 2014-08-13 Glendale Recharge Ponds, Maricopa County, Arizona, Maricopa (United States) (320 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

190802
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias wardi Richard E. Webster 2018-05-09 Presa Chiculi, Rio Yaqui, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (40 m) flight call -

calls from a single bird in flight

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

445854
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Mike Nelson 2013-04-04 Sugarbush Dr, Holiday, Pasco, Florida, Pasco (United States) (0 m) call -

Two birds in flight over the lake heading towards me and over my head.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

130681
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2013-08-06 Biolab Road, Canaveral National Seashore, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) call -

it called between preening, same bird as XC147334

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

147336
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Andrew Spencer 2013-04-17 Green Island, Laguna Madre, Cameron Co., Texas, Willacy (United States) (2 m) call -

natural vocalization; display from a perched bird in dense mesquite. I did not see the bird while it was vocalizing, only afterwards, but these sounds match those made in the 'neck-stretching' display.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

130846
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2014-04-14 Viera Wetlands, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) call, juvenile -

full-grown immature bird perched alone, not on nest but near recent nesting area for Great Blue Herons

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

192287
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias David Darrell-Lambert 2019-05-14 Pelee (near Leamington), Essex County, Ontario, Essex (Canada) (180 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

476570
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Andrew Spencer 20-06-2008 Lily Pond, Goshen, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, Massachusetts (United States) (? m) calls (A) - calls from young birds at a rookery 34794
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2017-12-07 Salt Lake WMA, Mims, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) flight call -

two flying in opposite directions over marsh, both called

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

395485
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2018-04-01 River Lakes Conservation Area near Viera, Brevard Co, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) flight call -

circled high above me calling

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

413181
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2013-07-18 Orland Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

143575
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2013-08-06 Biolab Road, Canaveral National Seashore, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) call, flight call -

in flight for the first 8 seconds of recording, it landing in tree by shore, perhaps it was annoyed by my nearby presence

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

147334
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Paul Marvin 2018-03-30 River Lakes Conservation Area near Viera, Brevard Co, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) flight call -

long flight along river

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

408111
xeno-canto.org
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