How to See Nesting Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

Herons nesting in Stanley Park. Photo: Frank Lin/City of Vancouver

Vancouver is so immersed in nature that you can see wildlife in the downtown core. Each spring, a colony of Great Blue Herons builds nearly 100 nests on the edge of Stanley Park. You can visit in person, take a tour with a volunteer naturalist, or tune in via webcam to catch the action.

Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

Heron fishing in Lost Lagoon. Photo: Greg Hart/Stanley Park Ecology Society

With their long necks, spindly legs, and ruffled blue-grey feathers, Great Blue Herons are spectacular birds. They are the largest wading birds in North America, standing over 1

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