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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 5191 Robertson Rd, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
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+1 604-946-6980
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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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good for birders of all ages

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John E
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 Sandhill cranes out of your hand. they have beaks like bayonets) walking the whole reserve and actually looking at all the birds... More 

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Thank John E
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Would love to go again but we are not from here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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!

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

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 

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Vancouver
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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 

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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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.

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Thank yodoamy
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

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Thank Chris S
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 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.

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Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank Susan N
Vancouver
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Reviewed 5 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 

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