The Black-crowned Night-Heron is a resident to medium-distance migrant. There are populations that don’t migrate and stay in the same area year-round or will travel short distances. Other Black-crowned Night-Herons will fly farther distances from Massachusetts to Florida and the Caribbean along the coast. Some of them will migrate using the Mississippi River flyway from Alberta, Canada down to Mexico and Cuba.
Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are medium-distance migrants. It is believed that breeders move along the Atlantic Coast or winter in the West Indies. Other populations move across the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast across the Gulf of Mexico along the coast to Central and South America.
This is my first time participating in April Blogging from A-Z Challenge. As a birder and photographer, I will be sharing a new bird with you every day. I host a weekly photo challenge called Bird Weekly and would love for you to stop by anytime. Join in if that is your thing too.