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. Make George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary part of your personalized Delta itinerary using our Delta trip builder tool .
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  • My family and I love the bird sanctuary. We appreciate that we always see Canada Geese, Bald Eagles, and ducks. Most recently we saw lots of goslings (baby geese). Very cute, but their parents are ver...  more »
  • We visited the Sanctuary on a bluebird day in early May with our Swedish visitors who had expressed an interest in bird watching. The well-maintained trails wound through a variety of landscape, ponds...  more »
  • This was our first visit to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and we did not know what to expect. It was a great place to visit and view the many varieties of birds there. Largely undeveloped, there are a num...  more »
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  • So much fun to go to! The people working there were kind and knowledgeable. Lots of fun if you're interested in nature/wildlife, birds etc. The prices are fair at the gift shop and you can buy your own seed or opt to bring your own (make sure its wild bird seed) You can get fantastic photos of a variety of birds here. The wood ducks are absurdly adorable. Although forewarning for people that are terrified of geese - there are a LOT. They'll follow you around and at most hiss, they aren't truly aggressive or anything. If you walk towards them, they waddle away. So cute!
  • I really loved visiting the bird sanctuary, it was absolutely worth the trip and I’d absolutely go again! Be prepared to walk so you can see all the birds and pretty sights.. dress warm as it can be cool and bring your boots. We were there in the winter, so I’m sure it was more the case with us, but I would imagine this is often the case given the location. They do sell bird food there that you can buy to feed the ducks and chickadees (who you can get to land in your hand to feed), but you can also bring your own seed if you know what to buy. It’s worth looking at an annual family pass if you plan to go back, as it was a decent price and the money goes to help care for all the birds too! There is also a heated wood burning stove lodge that you can sit in to eat your lunch if you packed one, it was the highlight for us at the end of our walk on a very cold day and so nice.. you can also bird watch from the lodge too. There’s a good amount of seating in the lodge and a couple of tables too which can accommodate bigger groups. Definitely worth a trip!!!!
  • I enjoyed my visit here very much. It's very scenic here with long stretches of cat tails, and trees, best of all people are quiet and respect of the area. So many different birds come by this area, that I'd rarely see in the Greater Vancouver area. There's always something to see at different times of the year.
  • A beautiful place to explore! I purchased bird binoculars before going, and found it handy to use as some birds are relatively far away from the walking paths. You can purchase seeds for 1$ and feed the birds in designated areas, which I thought was great.
  • I can't believe I've never been here before! REALLY peaceful & beautiful. Great place to enjoy some sunshine & feed the birds. It was a wonderful experience having geese and ducks eating out of your palm. Lots of walking trails, gorgeous landscape, especially if you go on a sunny day! Recommend for children & bird watchers.
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