Green Heron

Species Details

Appearing more blue than green, this small, solitary wader can be seen skulking along the lakeshore. It eats mostly fish, sometimes using bait by dropping a small twig on the water surface to lure fish within striking distance. The call is a sharp “keow”, given in flight. A stick platform nest is built by both sexes in shrubs or low trees, either alone or in small groups. Winters from Texas to Central America.