View Sandhill Cranes Staging and Nesting Site

Saturday, April 8 2017 at 10:00 AM

Join BMN and Alouette Field Naturalists (AFN) members for a morning to view nesting Sandhill cranes in the wildlife management area south of Pitt Lake. The AFN conduct research and monitor the Sandhill Cranes in the Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge areas. The Sandhill Crane is one of 15 species of cranes in the world and one of two species in Canada. They migrate to this area mid-March through mid April to nest.

Meet at the parking lot located at Koerner Road and Middleton Road in Pitt Meadows. Click here for map. The dyke path is easily accessible from here. We will walk one kilometre (two kilometres return) along the dyke to view two nesting sites. Bring your binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. We will return to the parking lot at 11:30 am. Afterwards, there will be the option to travel to banks along the Pitt River to look for Sandhill Cranes, and go for lunch at the Golden Eagle golf course.

To sign-up or for more information, contact Christina Saremba by email at 2sarembas@gmail.com or by phone at 604.351.9643.

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