Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Great Blue Heron — Great Lakes Habitat

Most often, you’ll find the Great Blue Heron hunting in shallow waters along the edges of rivers, lakes and marshes across the Great Lakes region. The bird also might be seen foraging in fields and wet meadows. The Great Blue eats all kinds of fish, but also will take frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes, grasshoppers, dragonflies, large aquatic insects, crustaceans, shrews, mice and other small rodents.

Though it prefers to feed alone, the Great Blue Heron nests in large colonies that can include hundreds of nests.         next page >>

ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao