Texas State Aquarium releases a Green Heron back into its natural habitat

September 28, 2017

The Texas State Aquarium released a Green Heron back into its natural habitat at the Port Aransas Birding Center.

The juvenile shorebird was brought to the Wildlife Hospital mid-September, with a fractured metacarpal. Given the proper time to rest and recover, staff deemed the bird ready to be released back into its natural habitat.

The Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Hospital will gladly take injured raptors, shorebirds or waterfowl babies, but will not be able to take in other baby birds. If you are unsure of what kind of bird you have, call 361.881.1210.

IMPORTANT: Because birds are protected, it is not legal to keep a bird unless you have the necessary permits to do so. It is very important that you turn over any bird as soon as possible, not only because it’s the law, but for the bird’s safety and well-being.

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