Herons are an iconic sight around the Tri City area especially near the Colony Farms trail head area. With the demolition of the old Port Mann Bridge many conservationists according to this article: http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/202214651.html were concerned that this would harm the population of over 200 herons that call the area home.
The good news? The Noons Creek Estuary sight was the perfect spot to relocate the extra birds to expand on the local Port Moody wildlife family. Now there are roughly 17 couples settled in the area that are raising their young here.
Although there was great cause for concern, the populations are settling in now that it is 3 years after the demolition started in their original habitat space. For bird watching enthusiasts Old Orchard Park and Old Mill Site Park are great locations for hearing and watching the heron nests.
Besides the local herons, we have a wide variety of local hummingbirds that come feed close to our house at designated feeders set out for them.
Once the Port Mann area has been settled, many herons will likely resettle there.
For more information on local bird watching marvels, feel free to email us. We’d love to connect you with a group during your stay.
Mary Ellen Hagglund