Boundary Bay

Delta, British Columbia

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1 Review
4 out of 5
Tucked into the southwest corner of the 16-km (10-mile)–wide Boundary Bay, this regional park provides opportunities to view large concentrations of wintering and migratory birds. Like the Fraser estuary, the tidal bay is an important stopover in spring and fall for geese and shorebirds on their way between their northern breeding grounds and the southern regions where they pass the winter. Migrating birds must pause during these arduous journeys to rebuild their energy by resting and feeding, and so we witness the arrival and departure of flocks of western sandpipers, dowitchers and yellowlegs as well as hundreds of Brant geese. Some shorebirds, such as sanderling and dunlin, go no farther, but winter in the bay along with thousands of ducks and diving birds. Resident hawks, owls and eagles are joined in winter by fellow raptors; swallows and warblers fly in for the summer to share the pickings of the fields inside the dyke. Highlights: Tidal lagoon, beach, dunes; dune plants, field flowers; gulls, shorebirds, ducks, raptors; cottontails, muskrats. Terrain: Flat. Dyke, foreshore and field path.

Boundary Bay Professional Review and Guide

"Tucked into the southwest corner of the 16-km (10-mile)–wide Boundary Bay, this regional park provides opportunities to view large concentrations of wintering and migratory birds. Like the Fraser estuary, the tidal bay is an important stopover in spring and fall for geese and shorebirds on their way between their northern breeding grounds and the southern regions where they pass the winter. Migrating birds must pause during these arduous journeys to rebuild their energy by resting and feeding, and so we witness the arrival and departure of flocks of western sandpipers, dowitchers and yellowlegs as well as hundreds of Brant geese.

Some shorebirds, such as sanderling and dunlin, go no farther, but winter in the bay along with thousands of ducks and diving birds. Resident hawks, owls and eagles are joined in winter by fellow raptors; swallows and warblers fly in for the summer to share the pickings of the fields inside the dyke. Highlights: Tidal lagoon, beach, dunes; dune plants, field flowers; gulls, shorebirds, ducks, raptors; cottontails, muskrats. Terrain: Flat. Dyke, foreshore and field path."

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Delta
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: All year
Local Contacts: Boundary Bay Regional Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Boundary Bay

Recent Trail Reviews

1/12/2010
1

I commenced this walk at 104th Street and the trail by Delta Air Park. It was a windy, cloudy day and I came with my camera and 300mm lens to take pics of the bald eagles and other raptors that frequent this area. Not many walkers today but it was an enjoyable ramble for about four miles walking east past 112th Street and lunching in a copse by the bay. I managed to get some photos of bald eagles and a hawk. There were hundreds of Northern pintail ducks occasionally being harrassed by the eagles. All in all and enjoyable day.



Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018