Great Blue Heron – Videos, Photos, Facts

The Great Blue Heron (scientific name: Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. Their conservation status is listed as Least Concern. Their populations are quite widespread and on the increase and therefore do not require special protection. As a migratory species, they are protected under the United States Migratory Bird Treaty Act.…Read More

Birding in Southwest Iowa

A Day in the Life of a Birder in Rural Southwest Iowa by Phyllis Davis Camera….check, hiking shoes….check, tripod….check, multiple layers….check, bright sun in the sky….check. Looks like the perfect day to scan the beautiful, rural, southwest Iowa countryside for some of my favorite feathered friends. I climb into my Forester, camera always at arms…Read More

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