Great Blue Heron Cam

Great Blue Heron Cam

This Great Blue Heron nest is hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.

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  • This nest is in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary.
  • The nest is 50 feet high in a dead white oak tree in the Sapsucker Woods Pond. The nest is about 46 inches from the trunk of the tree to the outer rim.
  • Herons have nested there since summer 2009, hatching and fledging four young each year, and raising them on a steady diet of fish and frogs.
  • Great Blue Herons usually start breeding during their third spring (at about 22 months old), though some have been observed attempting to breed during their first year.

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This Great Blue Heron nest is hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.

All About Birds is maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a nonprofit institution supported by members and friends. Their mission is to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.