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Green Herons are secretive and not very common in and around Portland, but they can be glimpsed with some regularity along Crystal Springs Creek, from Reed Canyon to Johnson Creek Park. This one landed alongside the Brannen Property Natural Area near SE 21st and Umatilla.
As you follow the Crystal Springs Walking Tour map, be sure to keep on the lookout for these sharp-looking herons.
Did You Know?
Mostly subsisting on fish, Green Herons are among the few tool-using birds, often observed using baits and lures to catch fish.