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Release Radar: 11/11/22

Black-crowned Night Herons

These two Black-crowned Night Herons are looking healthy as they fly off into the wild. They were brought to Tucson Wildlife Center as dehydrated orphaned nestlings. Found with no nest or adult in sight, they had only minimal down feathers, leaving them helpless and vulnerable to the elements.

After spending time at Tucson Wildlife Center getting all the support necessary to develop into strong young adults, we are happy to see them graduate to the freedom of the wild. Fun facts … Black-crowned Night Herons are named for their nocturnal habit of feeding between evening and early morning. They are experts at “still fishing,” and will stand motionless for long periods in shallow water, watching and waiting for their prey.

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Check out the release video below the pictures.

Both herons are rehabilitated and ready for release!
One of the baby herons when they were brought in
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