Journal of Heron Biology and Conservation

The Journal of Heron Biology and Conservation is a peer reviewed, on-line, open-access journal. The Journal publishes papers on the herons of the world (Aves: Ciconiiformes: Ardeidae). It publishes papers on biology, including systematics, evolution, plumage, physiology, morphology, population biology, breeding biology, feeding biology, behavior, distribution, taxonomy and other biological topics. It also publishes on conservation of the herons, including status, population size and trend, conservation practice, case history of conservation action. While the Journal’s scope is international, papers at the national, regional, and even local scale are acceptable.

The journal is sponsored by HeronConservation – the IUCN-Heron Specialist Group. The journal has a 13-person international board of editors. Manuscripts should be communicated to the editor, Dr. Rob Clay rclay@manomet.org. Please refer to the journal’s Instructions to Contributors when preparing manuscripts for submission, and follow the required format.

The journal should be cited in the following format: Author, Year, Title, Journal of Heron Biology and Conservation. Article Number. [online] www.HeronConservation.org/journal-of-heron-biology-and-conservation/Article number. Accessed Day, Month, Year.

First record of Cory’s Bittern and the status of Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) in Paraguay
Rob P. Clay, Paul Smith, and Adolfo Lird (Article 13)

First records of active bait fishing for Great (White) Egrets (Ardea alba)
Michel Antoine Réglade, Antonio Carlos dos Santos, and Kenneth Mitchell (Article 12)

Java Pond Heron (Ardeola speciosa) feeds by hovering
D. A. Ewbank (Article 11)

Selenium levels in liver of Great White Egret (Ardea alba) from São Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil
Rita de Cássia A. Silva, Mitiko Saiki, Paulo Tadeu, and M. S. Oliveira (Article 10)

Checklist and status of herons in East Africa
Don Turner (Article 9)

Monitoring heron populations in Italy, 1972-2010
Mauro Fasola, Enrico Merli, Eleonora Boncompagni, and Anna Rampa (Article 8)

The status of herons and their wetland habitat in southeastern Australia, 2000-2010
Max Maddock (Article 7)

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) in the Lower Florida Keys
Austin Hill, and M. Clay Green (Article 6)

Observations on species limits in the Great Egret (Ardea alba) complex
H. Douglas Pratt (Article 5)

Conservation of the Green Heron (Butorides virescens) on Bermuda
James A. Kushlan, David B. Wingate, and Jeremy L. Madeiros (Article 4)

Leucistic Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodia) in British Columbia, Canada, with comments on white and blue groups
Robert W. Butler, and Tim J. Clermont (Article 3)

Longevity of the Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
James A. Kushlan (Article 2)

Melanistic Green Herons (Butorides virescens) in Cuba 
Andrew McLachlan (Article 1)