Great Blue Heron

Scientific: Ardea herodias
Spanish: Garza ceniza
Mutsun: Aareh

Diet: Fish, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals
Habitat: Near fresh and saltwater
Status: Least Concern

Great blue herons have a six foot wingspan and a long beak, neck, and legs to aid in hunting. Locally they can be spotted year round near water where they hunt on the banks or roost in trees, like the eucalyptus overlooking the San Lorenzo River mouth.