The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
The Washington Gap Analysis Project could not find any historical research records (i.e., Breeding Bird Atlas, Breeding Bird Survey, Bird Banding and Recovery) for 73 species of birds. The Littled Blue Heron is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This heron appears year-around along the NE US coast from New Jersey south, including the entire state of Florida, the south-eastern states and Mexico. It feeds in freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes and coastal saltwater wetlands. The breeding range stretches along the NE coast and the SE US states. The Little Blue Heron disperses widely after the breeding season and reaches regularly to northern California.Text edited by Gussie Litwer