PLEASE HELP! A PEREGRINE FALCON NEST AND CLIFF SWALLOW COLONY IS IN JEOPARDY OF BEIND DESTROYED IN ABBOTSFORD!
|Peregrine Falcon with chicks at the affected nest in Abbotsford - Photo: Howard Bailey|
A Peregrine Falcon nest is about to be destroyed by a mine in Abbotsford. It is located at Quadling Quarry at 40251 Quadling Rd in Abbotsford and operated by Mountainside Quarries. This Peregrine Falcon nest is protected under the BC Wildlife Act, Section 34 (b) all year round. However the BC Govt is about to issue a permit to the mine to destroy it. Mitigation methods are supposed to be a nest box and ledge that the birds can use to nest in but there is no guarantee that they will use it.
Sumas First Nation was against the mine operating there and made it known to the Govt but there was no First Nations consultation and on April 29, 2020 the BC Gov't approved the mine operation.
|Adult Peregrine Falcon feeding eyases at the Quarry nest - Photo: John Gordon|