Adapted from the B.C. Ministry of Environment and The Province
Illustrations by Nola Johnston
In BC, people can see Great Blue Herons all year.
Herons live on the coast.
They also live in the southern part of B.C.
The heron is a large bird:
- It is taller than many 8-year-old children.
- It weighs about the same as a small newborn baby.
Over 5,000 herons live in B.C.
The B.C. government protects these birds.
It also protects their nests and their eggs.
More than 100 heron nests are in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
There is also a heron park in Chilliwack.