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Delta Council has approved the creation and implementation of a Delta Bird and Biodiversity Strategy, just in time for the 2018 International Ornithological Congress! Learn more.
Delta is perhaps best known for its wetland, estuarine and upland habitats that support the largest wintering populations of waterfowl, shorebirds and birds of prey in Canada. Up to five million migratory birds use the Fraser River Estuary and Delta as a vital stopover on the Pacific Flyway. Boundary Bay and its adjacent uplands represent the most significant migratory waterfowl and shorebird habitat on Canada's Pacific Coast. For information about birds in Delta, view the Birds in Delta and Experience Birding in Delta guides.
As a result, the lands and waters of the Fraser River Estuary have received a number of noteworthy designations:
Also within Delta is the George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary, one of Canada's top bird watching areas.
Raptors and most other birds are protected in British Columbia under Section 34 of the BC Wildlife Act. The bird nesting season is generally from March 1–August 31. Some raptors, including eagles, nest as early as February 1.
Eggs and raptor nest trees are protected year round under BC Wildlife Act. If you wish to remove or modify a raptor nest tree or a bird nest with eggs/young, you must seek permission and obtain a written permit from the Ministry of Environment’s Permit & Authorization Service Bureau. You may also require a federal permit under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and should check with Environment Canada.
Some species of birds are considered game birds. The annual Hunting Regulation Synopsis outlines hunting seasons and bag limits.
Public access to the elections documents and information available through this website is subject to the rules and regulations specified under sections 73 and 93 of the Local Government Act.
Delta is now featuring live and archived web broadcasts of Regular Council Meetings and Public Hearings held at Municipal Hall online.
Do you want to teach your students about Burns Bog? Have you always wanted to take a field trip to the bog, but don't know where to go? Let us help you with our Burns Bog Classroom Program.
These forms are provided for guidance and information only and should not be used in place of certified copies, which can be obtained from the Community Planning & Development department at Municipal Hall or by calling 604-946-3380.
The Neighbourhood Road Improvements Plan is well under way with a full slate of 2017 projects. Learn more.
The 16th Annual Delta Triathlon is on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Adult registration for the 2015 Delta Triathlon is sold out and the waitlist is full. Registration is still open for the Kids of Steel race.
Not sure what goes into your blue recycle bin? Our Recycling app has the answer.