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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta
(4.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Scores of bird-watchers head to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary every year to observe the diverse, abundant avian life. Peregrine falcons, Siberian swans, bald eagles, blue herons, and over 260 other species inhabit the sanctuary, which provides ample opportunity to see these birds in the wild. Find out when the snow geese migration takes place to witness the wondrous sight of 80,000 geese descending upon the sanctuary before their long journey to Siberia. Wooden hides, an observation tower, and 3 km (1.8 mi) of winding trails all offer excellent vantage points for observing birds. Use our Delta vacation trip planner to visit George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on your trip to Delta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great place to go and take a walk or with your camera to hunt for some amazing birds that can be seen here. The scenery is beautiful and the sanctuary is well maintained 
  • Amazing variety of birds especially in the fall when the snow geese drop in. Make a day of it and take a picnic lunch to eat with the ducks. 
  • Despite the spelling (or perhaps just coincidental to it) the bird sanctuary was established and is supported by hunting organizations. it's an amazing place for birders and for families who just want...  more »
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  • Great place to go for a nice nature walk to check out some awesome birds. There are some great opportunities for bird photography, but the only problem is the place is only opens at 9am and closes at 5pm, so you can't really access it while the light is ideal for photography (just after sunrise / just before sunset), except maybe in winter.
  • Great place to go walking and birdwatching. They also have a small picnicking area with tables. The gift shop sells various bird and nature related items and small packets of bird seed to feed the birds while you are there. Although this is obvious to the hobby birdwatchers, it may not be to everyone; At different times of the year you will see different birds as a lot of the birds seen in the Sanctuary are Migratory.
  • Great place to visit to see different wildlife. Birds and animals are very friendly and will ear right our of your hands. Tour guides are professional Biologist's and have a wealth of knowledge and experience at the bird sanctuary. It is distance to travel but worth the time.
  • Great birding spot. However there is an entrance fee and they cater more to families than birders, e.g. they sell food to feed the birds at the entrance. I prefer the public parks for birding.
  • Good for kids, reasonable admission. They sell you handful of grains to feed the birds for outrageous extra. Free parking.