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The Great Blue Heron
With its striking plumage, the great blue heron is one of the most widely recognized wading birds in North America. Riding on kelp beds, wading in coastal streams, poised motionless at the water's edge on a misty morning, or nesting in the limbs of old-growth forests, this stately bird is a familiar sight on the coast. The largest colonies are on the Fraser River delta, an ...more
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by University of Washington Press
(first published June 1997)
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This book will interest birders or naturalists interested in learning more abour herons. It is based primarily on colonies in British Columbia but provides info on the various subspecies in the Americas. Some of the details get a little pedantic but you can skip over those parts. I probably wouldn't have read the book except for the fact that we have a cologny on our island and the birds are very prominent when the tide is coming in over the mud flats, "The sushi bar is open".