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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 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 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 Jim Berry 2017-06-24 Watts Flats Wildlife Management Area, New York (near Ashville), Chautauqua County, New York, Chautauqua (United States) (440 m) alarm call -

The bird was accidently flushed as I emerged from the forest near a large beaver pond. It startled both the bird and me. You can hear the bird calling as it flies away.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

377075
xeno-canto.org
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 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 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 Tim Marquardt 2014-07-19 Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands, Maricopa County, Arizona, Maricopa (United States) (300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

187999
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias wardi Manuel Grosselet 2020-07-03 Cerca de Maviri, Ahome, Sinaloa, Sinaloa (Mexico) (0 m) adult, alarm call, flight call, sex uncertain -

wildtronics mono amplified.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

573252
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
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Manuel Grosselet 2020-03-13 Lázaro Cárdenas, Ahome, Sinaloa, Sinaloa (Mexico) (30 m) alarm call, hatchling or nestling, sex uncertain -

wildtronics mono amplyfied Tascam Dr05, Audacity normalized -10db, aufilter Three Baby on nest, one snap the bill and at the end makes calls.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

534360
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Kat Avila 2020-02-07 Irvine, Orange County, California, Orange (United States) (10 m) adult, alarm call, call, sex uncertain -

Heron was enjoying early morning sun while standing on a water-level patch of fallen-over tule reeds. It started vocalizing not long after it noticed my presence.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

527929
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 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 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 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 Isain Contreras Rodríguez 2020-03-27 Topolobampo, Ahome, Sinaloa, Sinaloa (Mexico) (40 m) adult, alarm call, call -

mic. parabólico MA1Len 13 en Tascam DR40-x

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

540654
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias James Link 2020-07-13 Quilcene, Jefferson County, Washington, Jefferson (United States) (0 m) adult, call, male -

habitat tidal mudflat. at the time of the recording, the tide was low, with only a stream of water in the center of the large mudflat. This bird was feeding near the water and then flew 100ft to a new hunting spot, recording was made during flight

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

582377
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Isain Contreras Rodríguez 2020-03-16 Ahome, Sinaloa, Sinaloa (Mexico) (20 m) call, flight call -

Micrófono parabólico MA1Len 13 en Grabadora Tascam DR-40x

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

535324
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias wardi Russ Wigh 2020-06-04 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, Chatham (United States) (10 m) adult, call, flight call, sex uncertain -

Clear calls as the bird is flying away toward its nest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

565135
xeno-canto.org
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias Ed Pandolfino 2018-02-08 Bear Valley Rd, Colusa County, California, Colusa (United States) (380 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

578132
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 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
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