May 13, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Delta, Bird Watching
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One of the best bird watching areas in the Vancouver area is the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, located in the community of Delta, a short drive south of Vancouver.
Serious birders will know that there have been over 280 species of birds recorded here, but for the casual observer (like me) all you need to know is - this place is FUN!
You can easily spend a few hours meandering along the trails and raised dykes that criss-cross the estuary. If you're feeling lonely you can buy a bag of feed from the onsite Visitor Centre and you will instantly have more "friends" than you know what to do with!
The Reifel bird sanctuary is a great place to take the family, or for anyone just wanting to spend some time outdoors. The scenery is fantastic, and you'll see tons of cool stuff - the Sandhill Cranes are huge!
Cool tip: watch for the funky community of houseboats along River Road when you drive in.