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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 5191 Robertson Rd, 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
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Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser...

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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Amazing variety of birds and Raccoons too

Visited twice whilst we were in BC really good variety of birds on both occasions. From hand fed Chickadees to Great Horned Owl all a treat. Even had a family of Raccoons on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited twice whilst we were in BC really good variety of birds on both occasions. From hand fed Chickadees to Great Horned Owl all a treat. Even had a family of Raccoons on the way in, mother and three kits. Love the cards in the visitor centre as well. Hummingbirds on the feeders fabulous too. Well worth a full day... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bird sanctuary lies on bird migratory path in the Strait of Georgia. It's about a ten minute drive from Ladner through mostly farmland and some light industry along the river's edge. The sanctuary is signed once you leave Ladner on River Road, but the turnoff is quite easily missed and you cross an old, single lane bridge to get... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to go for hikes and love birds, then take the time to visit the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. It is located in a beautiful rural setting on Westham Island, Delta. Before arriving at the Bird Sanctuary, you will travel on a one-way wooden bridge (over 100yrs old) and past many working farms. If you are lucky enough to... More 

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive over an old wooden bridge in Ladner to the island were the Rifle Bird Sanctuary is located is the first thrill. Then drive through farms and stop by at a winery before you reach the entrance gate. Make you you buy some bird food to feed the many friendly birds who will eat out of your hands. Take... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a member for some 40 years, its been a great pleasure to bring my children and grandchildren here, feeding ducks and geese. A special delight is; when they eat out of our hands, its so neat when they pick your hand ever so gently. I must point out, we always come prepared with a full bag of bird seed!... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

One of the best places in the metro area of Vancouver to observe water fowl and birds.Do go prepared with a plastic garbage bag or similar to place on benches should you want to rest . Birds also use the benches so sit with caution.Truly a beautiful place to relax and observe.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We love going here. We saw an owl the last time and many other birds. We climbed up to the top of the lookout. Needs more parking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

My family has been to the sanctuary many times. We have brought friends and out of town visitors here as well. The ducks eat out of your hands, and even the cranes will! We see different birds every time and have seen snow geese, owls and many types of ducks, along with cranes and geese (who will also eat out... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Lots of mallards and Canada geese, but also some nice other birds. Yellow legs, dowitchers, Hawks, Falcons among others. The surprise for us was that many of the walking trails had shade. Made for a great multi-hour outing.

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Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We were initially surprised by the admission fee, because it's quite a drive away from everywhere, but once inside we understood how much work goes into taking care of this important land. We ended up buying a 1 year family membership as we know we will be back during all seasons of the year. This is a wonderful, non-commercial attraction.... More 

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