2016 March George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

GSB_Canada-8021-20160319_Reifel Bird SanctuaryThe George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary located in the Fraser River estuary is of international significance to birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. The 850 acre sanctuary contains a wide variety of habitats that include; ponds, tidal marshes, sloughs and is surrounded by farmland on Westham Island. March is a great time to visit (although there is always a large variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors etc. throughout the year. The spring migration typically starts with the arrival of swallows, hummingbirds, while a number of migratory waterfowl start to head north. Nesting activity of songbirds, ducks and geese was just beginning and will build through April. The sanctuary opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm 7 days a week and is reasonably priced at $5 per adult. A few shots taken on Saturday can be seen by clicking this link, or on the photo to the left.