The wildlife management area known as the Pitt Addington Marsh is an alluvial floodplain popular for resting, breeding and feeding for local and migratory birds such as the Canada Goose, american wigeon, as well as, mallard and wood ducks. Most importantly, Sandhill Cranes use the marsh as a nesting site. Pitt Addington Marsh near the community of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada in one of two nesting sites for cranes in the Fraser Valley.
Predatory birds also visit the marsh. Some of the more common bird sightings include the red-tailed hawk, bald eagle, northern harrier, kestrel, turkey vulture and osprey. Not only birds visit the site – there have been sightings of bears, cougars and coyotes.
Pitt Lake in the marsh is the largest tidal freshwater lake in the world. The marsh also includes the Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve.
Activities enjoyed in the marsh include walking, photography, birding, jogging and cycling. However cycling is restricted to certain parts of the marsh only. The main trailhead access is located at the metal gate at the end of Rannie Road. The recreation trail is referred to as the Pitt Wildlife Loop. In total there are over 15 kilometres of trails. There is a pavillion viewing point with views of the marsh, as well as, two viewing towers along the trail circling the marsh.
The management partners of the Pitt Addington Marsh include the conservationists of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and The Nature Trust of BC.
With over 200 bird species and 29 animal species, you're going to love this walk along the marshes edge.