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Click on the links below to learn more about the types of birds and other wildlife seen in the area.
The Fraser River delta is located in southwestern B.C. The silt and clay deposited by the river over the last 10,000 years makes the region extremely fertile for both agricultural production and wildlife. Each autumn, millions of migratory birds travel south from their summer breeding grounds to their wintering sites. In the spring, the birds return north.
There are hundreds of different species using the delta, including waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, wading birds, and songbirds. In fact, there are so many birds using the area that the Fraser River delta is recognized as Canada's most significant Important Bird Area.
Many of the birds that use the Fraser River delta, whether migrating through or spending the winter, use farmland as feeding and resting habitat. Explore the links below to learn more about the ways that Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust's programs benefit the wildlife that relies on this farmland.
News & Events
DF&WT Hosts Young Naturalists' Club of BC
DF&WT teams up with the Young Naturalist Club of BC for a Grassland Set-aside monitoring Citizen Science Project!Read More..
Cover Crop Research Helps Refine Management
DF&WT research reveals the importance of planting date on the ability of a cover crop to support waterfowl.Read More..
- Get To Know SOME OF OUR WILDLIFE:
- Northern Shrike Known as the "Butcher Bird," the Shrike impales prey on thorns to attract mates and mark its territory.
- Lesser Snow Goose Snow Geese congregate on farm fields by the tens of thousands searching for potatoes, grain, and grass.
- Bumblebee These insects benefit farmers by pollinating crops. They find refuges in Grassland Set-asides and Hedgerows.