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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Address: 5191 Robertson Road, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
Phone Number: 604 946 6980
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Delta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser River, the George C...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Chilliwack
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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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NYC
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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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Ottawa, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

An enthusiastic birdwatcher, I visit Reifel at lease once each time I visit Vancouver. This year did not disappoint. The 10-15,000 Snow Geese were waiting for me just outside the Sanctuary in one of their favourite fields. I stood for an hour just watching, listening and taking pictures. Cannot fail to be impressed by this spectacle. Just back in my... More 

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N. Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love the bird sanctuary; it’s an awesome place. There are so many different types of wild birds to feed from your hands, for example Canadian Geese, Pigeons, Chickadees, and ducks. I feel good to be close to nature and interact with wild animals. The Red Wing Black Bird sings a distinctive song that I love. Other things to see... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Set up the tripod and start walking. There are birds and ducks all around. The day we were there, cloudy and between rains, it was heron afternoon. They were flying about, landing in different parts of the sanctuary. I understand there is a resident crane or two or...They were not visible on that day. I would return for the fall... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I am not a bird watcher but I can imagine that this would be a dream place for one. I enjoyed trying to feed the chickadees with seeds in my hand as I saw others doing but no such luck for me. Loved the ducks following us around for seeds. If you walk on the outer path you have a... More 

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