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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 5191 Robertson Road, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
Phone Number: 604 946 6980
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the...
Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser River, the George C. Reifel Migratory bird sanctuary is a must for birding enthusiasts. Easy hiking trails, bird blinds, and panoramic views await. See eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, waterfowl, songbirds, and the elusive Sandhill Crane.
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Reiner Bird Sanctuary

Beautiful relaxing area to walk through and enjoy nature. Flat shaded safe walking paths past ponds and ocean to view the migratory birds. Washrooms and gift shop available at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Delta, Canada
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Delta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful relaxing area to walk through and enjoy nature. Flat shaded safe walking paths past ponds and ocean to view the migratory birds. Washrooms and gift shop available at free parking lot. It is a oasis away from the city.

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went during migration. Lots of different birds coming and going. Beautiful park to walk around in. Get there early to avoid the crowds and get good parking. We try to go every year. It's very peaceful and relaxing

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Delta, B.C.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to go for a stroll and see many different birds. Bring birdseed or buy it there. Some birds will take food from your hand. This is an easy walk for all ages. Will be going again soon. Have had bird land on our heads lol.

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Oshawa
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16 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

As easterners, we were amazed at the number of birds in this area that we just don't get to see. There were a number of mature bald eagles in various locations as well as a couple of immature ones that were up close and personal, making for great pictures. Tons of ducks including the most Wood Ducks I've seen in... More 

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Chilliwack
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went early in the morning before it got too busy. Lots of ducks to greet you, and hope for handouts! This day the volunteers were great at telling you what birds and where they were located. some volunteers even walked us to where we could find the owls in the tall trees. This is a great walk for any... More 

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New Westminster
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A great way to start off the new year by visiting with some of our little (and big) feathered friends. We got there early and therefore were able to get a good parking spot as it fills up very fast and you would have to park on the road and walk back. It was quite cold but lots of brave... More 

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Seattle
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were brought to the place for a day family event and did not know what to expect. the place was packed but since there was so much land it was acutally quite nice you just passed people every so often. the bids were everywhere and very very polite. there were lots that would eat out of your hand from... More 

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This sanctuary is a little out of the way, but more than worth the trip. It was recommended to us by a local BC birding expert as a real hot spot of birding. There are so many birds, and so many birders around you that if you need help identifying, you can just ask someone. Even the Sandhill Cranes are... More 

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vancouver, bc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love this place. In fact, I have a yearly membership which is tucked into my camera case and I go at least once a month - you never know what/who will have stopped by Reifel. Depending on the time of year there will be different birds to search for and there are some resident birds that never let you... More 

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Delta, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

A great visit for an afternoon, particularly with young children. Hundreds of ducks waiting to be fed with dollar bags of bird feed available from the gift shop. This is at no charge. For the more adventurous, you can enter the sanctuary for a small fee and wander the paths to various blinds for specialized watching. Many varieties of birds... More 

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