How to See Nesting Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

Herons nest in Stanley Park 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.

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How to See Nesting Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

Connecting to Nature – Stanley Park Nature House

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View from Stanley Park Nature House Photo: Rob Weiss

Have you had an opportunity to watch the Stanley Park Heron Cam?  I must confess I have been captivated by this “birds-eye-view” of North America’s largest Pacific Great Blue Heron colony.  Interest piqued by the webcam, I decided I wanted to learn more.  Who better to explain the courtship and nesting behaviour of these prehistoric looking birds than the knowledgeable interpreters volunteering at the Stanley Park Nature House?

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Connecting to Nature – Stanley Park Nature House