Herons have been recorded in Stanley Park since 1921.
The heron cam provides the ultimate close-up view of one of North America's largest urban colonies of Pacific Great Blue Herons, a species at risk.
The colony, located behind Park Board offices in Stanley Park, is home to about 100 active nests which produced 138 fledgling herons in 2016.
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Hover over the buttons at the bottom-right of the camera to:
You won't be able to control the camera on a mobile device.
Fog and wind may affect viewing conditions.
When the first chicks hatch in early April – watch both parents feed and protect their young from eagle and raccoon attacks. It’s the best nature show in town!
Heron behaviour you may see on the heron cam.
The Vancouver Park Board, along with our friends at Stanley Park Ecology Society, help sustain the heron population through monitoring, stewardship, and education.
Help Stanley Park Ecology Society protect, monitor, and sustain the Pacific great blue heron colony by adopting a nest.