George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Sandhill Cranes Reifel.jpg
Sandhill cranes
Location Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Vancouver
Coordinates 49°5′50.6322″N 123°9′57.7728″W / 49.097397833°N 123.166048000°W / 49.097397833; -123.166048000Coordinates: 49°5′50.6322″N 123°9′57.7728″W / 49.097397833°N 123.166048000°W / 49.097397833; -123.166048000
Area 300 ha (740 acres)
Established 1963
Governing body British Columbia Waterfowl Society
Nest and pair of barn swallows in rafters of bird blind

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a protected area in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and is part of the Fraser River estuary, designated a site of Hemispheric Importance by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

The area includes managed wetlands, marshes and dikes. The 300-hectare (740-acre) area has numerous walking trails, bird blinds, lookouts, and a gift shop. It has resident nesting sites for sandhill cranes, bald eagles, mallards, spotted towhees and many others. Migrants include, lesser snow geese, greater and lesser yellowlegs, long-billed dowitchers, and western sandpipers. Over 250 species have so far been recorded in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is open year round from 9 am to 4 pm local time.

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