August 15, 2007 | Tips from Us >
Surrey, Bird Watching
One summer evening after dinner my boyfriend and I decided to head to Mud Bay Park for a walk. Both of us have been Surrey residents for our entire lives and yet had not visited this lovely spot. The park is located right on the ocean waters of Mud Bay, and offers a selection of winding gravel walking paths that border the ocean and are surrounded by low lying shrubs and greenery. Views across the water include that of Crescent Beach and Boundary Bay.
Signs in the park inform visitors that the mud flats are an important feeding ground for migratory shore birds which occupy the flats throughout autumn. It was low tide when we visited the park, which allowed us to explore the extensive mud flats and to see first hand all of the many marine creatures likely on the dinner menu for these hungry migratory birds! Out on the mudflats, blue herons were a common sight. On our walk along the trail, we saw numerous wild rabbits and a few red-tailed hawks coming and going from the surrounding shrubs. Our night finished up with a beautiful sunset and then we were on our way back home (park gates close at ). What a nature filled, awe inspiring evening! I can only imagine what it will be like once the birds begin to occupy the flats beginning in late August and September!