Blue Heron Cam in Vancouver, BC

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One of North America’s largest urban colonies of Pacific great blue herons is in Vancouver, BC. The Heron Cam is a window on the world of these magnificent birds from courtship through egg laying, until the grown chicks fledge in late summer.

Stanley Park is home to one of North America’s largest urban heron colonies and the camera will take viewers right inside their nests in the trees near the park board’s head office at 2099 Beach Avenue.

Last year the heron colony had 116 nests and produced 131 fledgling herons. Herons have been nesting in the park since at least 1921.

There are about 4,000 to 5,000 herons in Canada and the Pacific great blue heron has been designated a “special concern” under the Species at Risk Act.

Here is the link to the City of Vancouver’s Heron Cam. Viewing during daylight hours, pacific time…. http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/heron-cam.aspx

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