City Bird: Seattle's Great Blue Heron

Many countries have an official national bird. For example, the national bird of Belize is the Keel-billed Toucan, and the national bird of New Zealand is the Kiwi. All U.S. states also have official birds. But did you know that there are even some cities that have their own official bird? The official city bird of Seattle, Washington, is the Great Blue Heron. For a bustling oceanside metropolis known for its seafood, a fish-eating bird is a great choice for an official city bird. Of course, herons take other prey, including frogs, turtles, and even small mammals! Seattle is also known for its weather - lots of rain. A big blue-grey bird fits in there just fine! You can read more about the Great Blue Heron at the Seattle Audubon Society.


Birdorable Great Blue Heron with the flag of Seattle

Comments

NatureFootstep Birds on October 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM wrote:
nice image. :)
Jenna on October 12, 2011 at 4:19 PM wrote:
omg i'm from seattle...i don't live there anymore but i'm from there. And i did not know that.
I love birds.My fav is a heron. on October 28, 2011 at 2:06 AM wrote:
I love great blue herons!
Linda on April 2, 2016 at 11:04 PM wrote:
i love the Great Blue Heron and they love the fish in my pond.

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