Great Blue Heron

Like many other bird species, the Great Bue Heron migrates in colder months to stay warm and have a better chance of finding food. The Great Blue Heron lives in much of the United States year-round, and will live further north into Canada during the summer. During the winter, the heron is found in warmer Central and South America as well.

Great Blue Heron's have long necks, legs and beaks. It's long legs help it to wade into shallow waters where it can find small fish, reptiles and amphibians to eat. The heron uses its long, sharp beak to catch its prey. Some herons can live to be 15 years old, and although they nest together, they are usually solitary hunters and prefer to hunt and eat alone. They build their nests in trees and bushes in swamps, marshes and other wetland areas.