Night-heron rookery, National Zoo

April 17, 2015  •  1 Comment

National Zoo in Washington DC hosts a fairly sizable and accessible night-heron rookery, with around 100 pairs of Black-crowned Night-heron and 1 pair of Yellow-crowned Night-heron. The birds have been back for a while now, and are well advanced with nest building. Soon the leaves will largely hide the nests, but for now it's still possible to get good views, albeit with a few twigs and branches cutting across the frame.

Black-crowned Night-heron, Washington DCBlack-crowned Night-heron, National Zoo, Washington DC

Black-crowned Night-heron, Washington DCBlack-crowned Night-heron, National Zoo, Washington DC

Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Washington DCYellow-crowned Night-heron, National Zoo, Washington DC

Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Washington DCYellow-crowned Night-heron, National Zoo, Washington DC


Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Washington DCYellow-crowned Night-heron, National Zoo, Washington DC

Black-crowned Night-heron, Washington DCBlack-crowned Night-heron, National Zoo, Washington DC

The rookery is near the Bird House, with most of the nests in the trees at the back of a series of enclosures that house White Stork, Blue Crane, Whooping Crane and Kori Bustard (if memory serves!).


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David Crooks(non-registered)
Great shots! Thanks for reminding me! I went there last year on got some good shots as well.
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