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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 5191 Robertson Road, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
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+1 604-946-6980
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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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Gem of a place for birds

This is an interesting refuge to visit. You can buy grains and seeds to feed the birds. Many of the birds, including cranes and ducks, will eat right out of your hand. Normally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an interesting refuge to visit. You can buy grains and seeds to feed the birds. Many of the birds, including cranes and ducks, will eat right out of your hand. Normally don't get this close. This also gives fantastic opportunities for photography, especially close ups and portraits. Also, for the birder, there is the chance to look at... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best bird viewing place I have ever been to. Watching the Russian/Snow Geese take off at sunset by the thousands is amazing. Also, tons of other types of birds. Nice walk also along the dykes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Vancouver-born, this was my first visit to the bird sanctuary. There is plenty of parking and we were greeted by at least hundreds of mallards, all demanding some food as they swarmed by our feet in the lot. There is a daily sighting list and about a seven km walk through the marshlands. This is an excellent place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have very mixed feelings about Reifel which we visited for the first time on a snowy Friday in February. I've never been to a bird sanctuary where you can buy bags of seed to feed the birds. I've never been birding where I felt like I had to shoo the birds away from me. I don't know if I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This popular area features masses of ducks and geese that hang around for the food dispensed by visitors. In addition, it is a birder's paradise as many kinds of birds can be viewed here. On my last visit a couple owls were spied in a tree by the path. Sandhill cranes are common. Often large masses of birds congregate on... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Nice little corner of Delta on the flyway for migratory birds. Winter months has thousand of snow geese plus many different other kind of birds. Entertaining and fun for kids.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Fantastic trails and viewing area to see birds of all kinds.. Family friendly easy trails. Especially interesting when masses of migrating birds are there in the fall.

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Luganville, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This place would be great for any bird watcher, but it was especially good for our four-year-old daughter. There were birds everywhere. She could see them without binoculars. She could even feed them. Sandhill Cranes, Chickadees, Mallards and other ducks ate right out of her hand. The walking paths were easy and there was no need to go fast or... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk and see a variety of birds. The best time is around the middle of April.

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Super place for a walk thru nature. You can bring food or buy it there for the birds not very expensive. All kinds of birds to take pictures of. Great on a sunny day but bring some warm clothes if it is cloudy or in the late fall. Bring water and food if you want to eat.

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