Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Herons
The Detroit Zoo is home to a wild colony of Black-crowned night herons. Can you build a nest as well as they do?


Celebrating and Saving Wildlife:

Detroit Zoological Society staff support many important bird conservation projects around the world and in our own backyard. Such as the monitoring of the black- crowned night heron colony on Zoo grounds. By supporting the Detroit Zoological Society, you are supporting our conservation work with birds and many other species.


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You can support ornithologists, people who study birds, by reporting birds you see in your backyards and neighborhoods. Visit to learn more and get started!


Download: Bird Nest