Courting Blue Herons
To celebrate this beautiful bird’s presence in the area, the Pendleton Bird Club sought to create this statue. The scenic Pendleton Riverwalk hosts one of the largest rookeries this bird has in the state. The Pendleton Bird Club consulted with the Pendleton Arts Commission to select the specific bronze. The result is a detailed scene of two courting blue herons that was cast in bronze by Michael Maiden and dedicated in 2011.