[Tweeters] Need help and advice for Boundary Bay

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 11:29:42 PST 2017


Sorry, I meant 72nd, not 76th.Thanks, Bob.

Phil Dickinson

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Bob Sundstrom <ixoreus at scattercreek.com>
wrote:


> Rohan,

>

> There are several overlooks on Boundary Bay—with parking—that birders tend

> to scope from. These are all accessible from Ladner Trunk Rd., which you

> exit to from 99 roughly 10 mi north of the border. There is a Tim Horton’s

> Cafe at this exit just for reference. You will exit pointing right toward

> the bay, looking across farm fields.

>

> Turn left to reach the easterly access roads to the bay, which is enclosed

> by a tall dike ideal for scanning from. The farthest east is 112th St,

> which often has massive numbers of waterfowl and lots of Black-bellied

> Plovers and has parking. Coming back west, it’s worth checking the dike at

> 104th, where you can also park. 96th allows no parking and adjoining

> farmers with very active operations rightfully won’t tolerate much

> infringement.

>

> You can park at 88th. Some birders bike the dike with scopes from 88 to

> 104. The occasional Gyrfalcon is nearly annual in this stretch. 72nd and

> 64th also have parking, and the foreshore stretch just east of 72nd and the

> walk toward 64th have been good for Snowy Owls in flight years.

>

> I haven’t personally heard of much Snowy action on Boundary Bay this

> fall/winter. I believe eBird may not be posting such sightings (as well as

> those of other highly sought owls) because of the aggressive photo chase

> frenzies that have unfortunately ensued.

>

> I hope this is helpful. A stop at Reifel Sanctuary is nearly a must in

> winter too, although the short days recommend a focused birding strategy.

> Sharkey’s Seafood Bar & Grill in Ladner is always worth a stop.

>

> Bob Sundstrom

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

> On Dec 19, 2017, at 9:14 AM, rohan kamath <rohankamath88 at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Hi Tweeters,

> I finally have my Canadian Visa and after many years of dreaming about it,

> I am hoping to make a trip up there this weekend to explore what I've been

> told is some absolutely fantastic habitat. I understand that Boundary Bay

> is really good for Snowy Owls as well as a lot of other species of owls,

> raptors and ducks. However, I've never been there and don't know the area

> at all. I would really appreciate any advice, tips and pointers on where

> specifically in the area to park and bird since it looks like the dike is

> 10 miles long; whether it involves walking along trails or driving, best

> places to stop and scope, do's and don'ts etc.

>

> Thank you so much. Appreciate it guys.

>

>

> -Regards,

> Rohan Kamath

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