George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta

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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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  • i usually go to Reifel for the birding, but many families go just to let their kids feed the birds. This is a great way to introduce children to non threatening wild life (but please dont feed the San...  more »
  • A lovely easy walk. Beautiful hungry birds. Saw a sandhill cranes and a bald eagle! Wish there was better signage. The map is good until you don't know where you are. Great amount of birdseed for $1. ...  more »
  • Our first visit to the Sanctuary but it will not be our last. We saw a few new birds and ducks to add to our life lists. Thank you for the photos and memories. We had a blast!  more »
  • Totally peaceful. It was raining throughout most of the lower mainland, but sunny in Ladner so not many people at the sanctuary. I had a nice relaxing afternoon. Love it!
  • This place is great! You could spend hours here, and not get bored. Bird Watching, Wildlife Photography, and Scenery.
  • Great place to see all kinds of birds and even feed them. Kids enjoyed it and wants to go again! (That was two years ago and a friend asked about where to see birds this season and my son asked me to write this review and he gave 5stars!)
  • At 242 logged sightings, this is one of the best places for birders of any experience level to have a good a time. 5 dollars to get in, plenty of blinds, and a heated lunchroom make it even better!
  • Such a great experience! Probably the most fun I've had with all 3 of my kids who range in ages (2, 5, 8). The best was learning about different types of birds, feeding them and the gorgeous scenery! We will be back during the summer as well - the Sanctuary is a great place to go year-round!

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