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Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

Herons and Allies

American Bittern

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Photographer:  Linda Tanner
Photographer's Website:  website

Black-crowned Night Heron

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Photographer:  Ruth Ann Angus
Photographer's Website:  website

Key Identifying Points:  Long white plume on top of black feathered head

Comments:  Common   >> more info

Great Blue Heron

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Photographer:  Ruth Ann Angus
Photographer's Website:  website

Key Identifying Points:  Largest heron

Comments:  Common   >> more info

Green Heron

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Photographer:  Ruth Ann Angus
Photographer's Website:  website

Key Identifying Points:  Small stocky dark heron

Comments:  Uncommon   >> more info

Great Egret

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Photographer:  Richard Boyd
Key Identifying Points:  All white large heron; yellow bill, black legs and feet

Comments:  Common   >> more info