Iona Beach Regional Park is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. This Regional Park protects one of the few remaining endangered dune ecosystems in the Lower Mainland as well as ecologically important marshland and deciduous forest. Beyond the beach, the coastal waters are a crucial ecosystem for many birds. During the peak of migration season, shorebirds stop here in the thousands to feed on the rich mudflats that are exposed at low tide. The ocean's riches also attract herons, ducks, geese, eagles, cormorants, loons, grebes, gulls, terns, as well as other marine wildlife such as harbour seals. This is a beautiful park worth visiting.
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