Green Heron

(Butorides virescens)



Status: Summer Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Confirmed
2007-2011: Likely but not confirmed2012-2016: Possible but not likely
2017-2021: Confirmed

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is rare on site.

This species is seen regularly along banks of creeks and marshes in all sections of the lab from May to September. Breeding has been confirmed at a number of locations.

Photographer: Gene Oleynik.


Photographer: Gene Oleynik.
This is a juvenile bird.