Reports and References

for Ardea herodias herodias (Great Blue Heron, herodias subspecies)

Reports from BC Conservation Data Centre

BC Species Summary


BC Conservation Status Report

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Mapped Known Locations

Reports from Other Databases

E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia


Global Comprehensive Report (NatureServe Explorer)

Status Report

COSEWIC. 2008l. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies Ardea herodias fannini in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 39pp.


Gebauer, M.B., and I.E. Moul. 2001. Status of the Great Blue Heron in British Columbia. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Wildl. Branch. Working rep. WR-102. 66pp.

Identified Wildlife Species Account

British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2004. Accounts and Measures for Managing Identified Wildlife. Version 2004. Biodiversity Branch, Identified Wildlife Management Strategy, Victoria, B.C.

Best Management Practices

Ministry of Environment. 2008. Develop with Care, Great Blue Herons Fact Sheet #11. Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia. 2 pp.

Other Related References

1998. The Great Blue Heron. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Wildl. Branch. 2pp.


Bevanger, K. 1998. Biological and conservation aspects of bird mortality caused by electric power lines: a review. Biological Conservation 86:67–76.


British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2004. Great Blue Heron in Accounts and measures for managing identified wildlife. British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Victoria, BC. 52pp.


Campbell, R.W., N.K. Dawe, I.McT. Cowan, J.M. Cooper, G. Kaiser, and M.C.E. McNall. 1990. The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1. Nonpasserines: Introduction, Loons through Waterfowl. Royal B.C. Mus. in association with Environ. Can., Can. Wildl. Serv. 514pp.


Elliott, J.E., L.K. Wilson, and B. Wakeford. 2005. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Trends in Eggs of Marine and Freshwater Birds from British Columbia, Canada, 1979-2002. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:5584-5591.


Gayton. D. 2008. Impacts of climate change on British Columbia’s Diversity: a literature review. FORREX Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops, B.C. FORREX Series 23.


Gibbs, J.P. and L.K. Kinkel. 1997. Determinants of the size and location of Great Blue Heron colonies. Colonial Waterbirds 20:1-7.


Harris, M.L., J.E. Elliott, R.W. Butler and L.K. Wilson. 2003. Reproductive success and chlorinated hydrocarbon contamination of resident great blue herons (Ardea herodias) from coastal British Columbia, Canada, 1977 to 2000. Environmental Pollution 121: 207–227.


Hentze, N.T., V.C. Hawkes, D. Robichaud, J. Novoa, and D. Terbasket. 2017. CLBMON-49. Lower Columbia River Effects on Wintering Great Blue Herons. Draft Final Report – 2016. LGL Report EA3590. Unpublished report by Okanagan Nation Alliance and LGL Limited environmental research associates, Sidney, B.C., for BC Hydro Generation, Water License Requirements, Burnaby, B.C. 74 pp + appendices.


Knight, E.C., R.G. Vennesland, and N.N. Winchester. 2016. Importance of proximity to foraging areas for the Pacific Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias fannini) nesting in a developed landscape. Waterbirds 39:165-174.


Machmer, M.M. 2003. Evaluation of fall and winter use of Waldie Island by Great Blue Herons: Final Report. Unpublished report. BC Hydro and Power Authority, Burnaby, BC. 21 pp + appendices.


Machmer, M.M. 2009. Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle Inventory and Stewardship in the Columbia Basin (2008-2009). 2009. Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, Nelson, BC. 23 pp + appendices.


Rioux, S., J.-P.L. Savard, and A.A. Gerick. 2013. Avian mortalities due to transmission line collisions: a review of current estimates and field methods with an emphasis on applications to the Canadian electricnetwork. Avian Conservation and Ecology 8: 7.


Vennesland, R.G. 2004. Accounts and Measures for Managing Identified Wildlife - Accounts V. 2004. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).


Vennesland, R.G., and R.W. Butler. 2011. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), The Birds of North America (P.G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America:


Watts, B.D. and D.S. Bradshaw. 1994. The Influence of Human Disturbance on the Location of Great Blue Heron Colonies in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. Colonial Waterbirds 17:184-186.


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