Yoyomama, March 4, 2016 – get up close and personal with the stanley park herons

The Vancouver Park Board Heron Cam has just been improved to provide better and clearer close-up views of the Pacific great blue herons that call Stanley Park home.

stanley park heron

image credit: Stanley Park Ecology Society

If the fact that there is a live-streaming camera of blue herons in Stanley Park is news to you, you aren’t alone, we hadn’t heard of it either! The new and improved camera will provide you and the kiddos with ultimate close-ups of the Pacific great blue herons and their nests. Plus you can even take control of the camera for short periods of time and zoom into specific nests, as well as ask questions of a biologist via Twitter using the hash tag #HeronTalk. What a fantastic and fun way to learn about the great blue heron and see one of the largest urban colonies in North America.

The first eggs of the season are expected to hatch in early April, but there’s lots of activity in the nests until then. The Stanley Park Ecology Society has even included a great visual learning guide so you know what kind of heron behaviour you are viewing.

Visit the heron cam at vancouver.ca/HeronCam.

By: Michelle Hughes