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Heron Rookery

Overview

The Great Blue Herons and the Great and Snowy Egrets roost all year at the Rookery, located near the entrance of the Central Coast Natural History Museum. You can locate the Rookery from the bay by finding the cluster of dead trees. Droppings from these large birds have altered the ecosystem, causing a high acidity level that the trees are unable to withstand.

Enjoy a short talk about Great Blue Herons, Great and Snowy Egrets, Black Crowned Night Herons and other residents of the Rookery. Walk to the site and observe these magnificent birds. Learn about and watch courtship rituals, nesting habits, and – in spring – adults caring for their young. Binoculars are recommended.

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