Habitat: This species can be found near fresh water areas in lowlands on both the Caribbean and the Pacific coast. Distribution: This heron breeds from North America to southern Mexico. The birds found in North America will migrate during winter to northern Colombia and Venezuela. Natural History Notes: The Great Blue Heron is usually solitary and rather wary. Characteristics: The total length of this species varies between 101.60 cm and 127.00 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This large heron cannot be missed with its long neck and its plumage gray. The beak is yellow and the legs are dark. The adult bird has a black crown on the head with a white stripe, a gray neck and the back and the wings of a blue-gray coloration. The underparts show stripes of black and white with “rufous” thighs. Notes: Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).