A large non-swimming water bird found in freshwater along coastal regions, the heron is known for its dagger-like bill and long legs. Herons hunt by sitting or standing motionless on the water waiting for prey to be in range, and then quickly straightening their S-shaped neck to capture the prey. Herons are excellent flyers, reaching speeds of up to 48 mph. Most herons are at least partially migratory, giving you a chance to see these beautiful birds all over the world (except Antarctica).
Endangered Animals Initiative
Frontier is dedicated to bringing awareness to the endangered animals within the continental U.S.A. You can learn more about our endangered animal tails here.