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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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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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I take the kids here often. We buy a great big bag of bird seeds for $10 at our local pet store and put them in smaller ziplock bags for convenience. Even before you enter the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I take the kids here often. We buy a great big bag of bird seeds for $10 at our local pet store and put them in smaller ziplock bags for convenience. Even before you enter the bird sanctuary, there are hundreds of ducks at the creek in the parking area. Remember to bring your bird seeds! They will pick the... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I haven't visited the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in years since I moved to Kamloops and I greatly miss the regular walks out there. I highly recommend friends and visitors take the time to go there when visiting the coast.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had a lovely time walking around the park, exploring and feeding the birds. A very relaxing activity to do with your family on a Sunday afternoon. Entrance is 5 for adults. Friendly staff. About 1.30 hrs to enjoy the park. Bring your binoculars and you might see some bald eagles. :)

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Ladner, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is worth the trip to this Paradise and refuge for West Coast birds. The trails are great for walking and feeding the wildlife. The birds are used to humans and being fed. You can buy bird at the entrance and you will have an entourage until the bag is empty. One can see The North Shore Mountains and the... More 

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Delta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From the start of their parking lot until you leave it again, you will be in bird watcher heaven and a peace paradise. I've been buying memberships here most years and when I didn't, I really missed it. The staff are excellent helpers to direct you as to where to find certain 'finds' they've learned of, perhaps a tiny owl... More 

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Delta, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On Father's day, June 21, 2015, my daughter, my wife and I attended the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Ladner, B.C. It is a bit off season for migratory birds, but most enjoyable. There were many friendly geese and ducks and a number of cranes who seemed to pose for photos. From the viewing tower one gets an... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The numerable species of birds that can be seen and/or captured on your video cam. Or take your cellphone, or whatever kind of camera you own, can become priceless photos to not only share with your family and friends online, but to take to your local photo favorite vendor to increase the photo size and transfer onto many photo features... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is an ever changing variety of birds here, from sandhill cranes to saw-whet owls. Small children like to feed the ducks. You can drive right in, and even see the ducks in the water outside the entrance without paying. It is worthwhile for birders, both newbies and experienced.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Any season at the sanctuary has something different to see and experience. I first brought my children here 25 years ago and now I bring my granddaughters for a "day with the ducks". It's a wonderful place to walk in nature, experience the Fraser River estuary and see such a wonderful variety of birds. It's one of the real treasures... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Always some to see and experience. Fall and winter is the best time to see many species but there is often a little animal surprise coming around a corner.

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