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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
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Birds, Birds, Birds

Reifel Bird Sanctuary is a bird lovers paradise in the summer and winter. The Sanctuary has rare birds that stop by on regular occasions as well as some very interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reifel Bird Sanctuary is a bird lovers paradise in the summer and winter. The Sanctuary has rare birds that stop by on regular occasions as well as some very interesting residents. There are breeding Sandhill Cranes here that are very used to people and are fantastic for posing for pictures. The ducks, and chickadees are happy to be fed as... More 

Thank TheBirdBloggercom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our out of town guests here for a walk and a relaxing afternoon. They were amazed at how peaceful and beautiful it was. Our friend is a photographer and he had lots of opportunity to get some great shots. There are different birds at different times of the year. A lovely little gift shop is on site too.... More 

Thank angelfishVancouver
Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i try to go every year and buy bird seed and feed the mallards, geese before the entrance as they are the most friendly. The atmosphere is rural and quaint.

Thank yodoamy
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit here often, and it's a fabulous location to experience nature and the outdoors. The birds are amazing, with such variety. I take my camera and it's easy to just lose hours walking and shooting. It's also just a generally relaxing place to go. Make sure you buy a couple bags of seed! And your boots if it's been... More 

Thank Chris S
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were many types of ducks to be seen and fed. Our kids enjoyed feeding the red winged blackbirds out of their hands. Was only slightly muddy, most trails were well kept up. Great place to visit and cheap for 4 kids.

Thank ceejorg
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is the greatest place for photographing birds. I have an annual membership and use it all the time. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. There are also some great views of Vancouver. It can get busy on the weekends however.

Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

There are lots of birds, though mainly waterfowl such as Mallards, Northern Pintails, American Widgeon and even Northern Shovelers. There are a 2 pairs of resident Sandhill Cranes as well. There are also a ton of Redwinged Blackbirds. Owls can be seen from time to time (great horned and sawwhet), but I have yet to see them. Harrier and Red-tail... More 

Thank OnyxDragun
Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Hal72
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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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