George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary - Ladner
A 890 acre bird sanctuary on Westham Island in the Fraser River about 6
miles west of Ladner, B.C. Over 230 species of birds have occurred
at the sanctuary.
See the website below for current admission rates.
Lots of birds. When we went in June, there weren't many exotic birds
but lots of cute ducklings and goslings. The kids really enjoyed
feeding the birds. There are pleasant paths, and a viewing tower.
It's a fun drive there because Westham Island is so flat, you feel like
you're on the prairies.
If you have young children watch out for the bird "do-do", there's lots
of it and it gets stuck to bottom of your shoes.
Gates open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Phone (604) 946-6980 for information.
Westham Island, located six miles west of Ladner (Delta).
All seasons. Best fall, winter, or spring. Shore birds start
arriving in mid-August, followed by mallard and pintail ducks. During
the months of September and October the number and varieties of birds increase,
reaching a peak in early November. Many thousands of these birds
remain all winter until the end of March. Nesting activity occurs
during April and May.
The migrating habits of birds. As many as 20,000 snow geese
arrive at the sanctuary every November from Russia.
Fun for the adult?:
Bird watching, over two miles of nature trails.