The Sandhill Cranes of the Fraser River Delta and coastal BC are unique subpopulations that currently have no provincial protection measures. Sightings of Sandhills represent valuable monitoring data that can be used to improve understanding of the habitat requirements and status of this species.
And Sandhills are easy to recognize: They are the tallest bird in North America (approximately 1-1.2 m) and have wingspans up to 2 m. It’s hard to confuse them with anything else! Wetlands in places like Pitt Polder and Minnekhada Park are prime areas to see and hear them.
Myles Lamont is a Registered Professional Biologist who has a special interest in Sandhill Cranes. He has created a website to report your sightings and a facebook page dedicated to the local populations.
Don’t miss it!!
Myles Lamont will be one of the special guest speakers at the BC Nature Conference hosted by our club on Oct 3-5.