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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

5191 Robertson Road, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
604 946 6980
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Delta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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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. 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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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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24 reviews 24 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a find. Just on the edge of the charming village of Ladner. So close to the city yet so far removed. We stupidly forgot our binoculars but they had some to lend us for simply leaving our car keys. It is very well organized with lots of posted pictures of the birds one may see (as we also did... More

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Olympia, Washington
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155 reviews 155 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great place to see birds up close. The walking paths are fairly easy and well maintained. There are viewing towers and rest benches. While migration may be the best time for the widest variety there are plenty of birds to see anytime. Since many of the waterfowl and cranes are used to being fed (bags for sale)... More

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Vancouver
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Admission is $5 for adults $3 for kids. Depending on which route you decide to take you can do a long walk on the outer edge with gorgeous views of the ocean! The birds are plentiful, Canada geese, ducks galore, sandpipers, herons, huge cranes, tons of small birds and nests with babies. The bird seed is $1 per bag. The... More

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Delta, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are close by you should drop in and see the birds... Early spring or late fall are the best times... but birds are there all year round

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an awesome place to visit to see nature at its finest, where a family can come and walk and see all the birds, ducks, geese, owls, cranes, eagles, carp, humming birds, and many, many other varieties of birds.

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After thinking I've hiked nearly everywhere around the lower mainland, I one day noticed this island on Google maps. It wasn't until I zoomed in that I realized that a tiny bridge made this island accessible to the public and I immediately planned my trip here. As a dedicated bird watcher, this area felt like it was made for me.... More

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