Songbirds, or passerines, are a diverse group of small birds that use song to attract mates & defend breeding territories.
Waterfowl are migratory water birds. During the summer, they breed from the interior of the province all the way to the high arctic.
Wading birds & cranes can both be found on farmland in Delta. They appear similar in body type but are actually from different families.
‘Shorebirds’ is used to describe plovers & sandpipers. Both are highly migratory birds that generally use marshes, estuaries, & sea shores as feeding habitat.
Small mammals are critical to the conservation of raptors and wading birds. Shrews, mice, and especially Townsend’s vole are prey for these predatory birds.
Arthropods are an extremely diverse phylum of animals, united by their hard exoskeleton, jointed limbs, and segmented bodies.
Agriculture came to the delta in 1868 when two brothers, Thomas and William Ladner, pre-empted and began to cultivate land at what is now part of Ladner town centre. Significant time, effort, and capital have been invested in improving soils…