Watch Stanley Park's herons on new live stream (VIDEO)

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Ever wanted to get up close and personal with one of Stanley Park’s herons? Well now you can thanks to the park board’s new and improved live stream, which offers close-ups views of the local Pacific great blue herons.

The new and improved ‘Heron cam’ takes viewers inside the nests of one of North America’s largest urban great blue heron colonies. These herons are a species at risk in Canada and the Stanley Park colony is a vital part of the south coast population. One-third of great blue herons worldwide live around the Salish Sea.

“The new and improved Heron Cam will provide ultimate close-ups of at risk Pacific great blue herons,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung. “The camera was wildly popular last year with almost 100,000 views of the herons’ courtship, mating rituals, nest building and egg-laying,”

You can check out the livestream of Stanley Park’s herons here.

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