The Serpentine Wildlife Area (SWA) contains 106 hectares of habitat important to wildlife. The area north
of 44th Avenue consists primarily of fresh water marsh that is divided by a series of dykes. Low hedgerows are
located between most of the marsh compartments. The agricultural lands south of 44th Avenue are managed for
the benefit of wildlife. The Serpentine River forms the northern boundary of SWA. A small remnant of salt marsh is located in a bend of the Serpentine River.
BC Wildlife Watch. 1996. General and Wildlife Viewing Information: Serpentine Wildlife Area. Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Watch Brochure
Topic: Wildlife-Human Interaction
Keywords: swa, serpentine wildlife area, serpentine river, viewing information, bc, british columbia, bird watching, wildlife watch, wildlife viewing ethics
Scientific Name: Ondatra zibethicus, Agelaius phoeniceus, Asio flammeus, Accipiter cooperii, Circus cyaneus, Anas crecca, Ardea herodias, Anas acuta, Accipiter striatus, Buteo lagopus, Branta canadensis, Buteo jamaicensis, Anas americana, Anas platyrhynchos, Cistothorus palustris, Tyto alba, Phalacrocorax auritus, Anas clypeata, Rana catesbeiana, Phoca vitulina, Bucephala albeola
English Name: Northern Pintail, Bullfrog, American Wigeon, Double-crested Cormorant, Muskrat, Northern Shoveler, Harbour Seal, Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Canada Goose, Barn Owl, Cooper''s Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Harrier, Bufflehead, Short-eared Owl
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