Eagles find Delta attractive

Wildlife News

With poor salmon returns in usual haunts, birds flocking here in impressive numbers


An extraordinary number of eagles have recently made Delta their home.

"Delta is a pretty impressive eagle habitat. You've got more nests, I suspect, than any other of the regional cities for North America, certainly for Canada," said wildlife biologist David Hancock.

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation has been closely monitoring what's been happening in South Delta in recent weeks due to extremely poor chum salmon runs in rivers from Alaska to Vancouver, which has forced the birds to seek new feeding grounds.

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