PHOTOS: A day out at Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Ladner’s Landing Facebook group member Lai Leobrera-Perez shared some neat photos of a Family Day visit to the George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

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Source: courtesy Lai Leobrera-Perez/Facebook

The sanctuary on Westham Island consists of nearly 300 hectares (850 acres) of managed wetlands, natural marshes and low dikes in the Fraser River Estuary, the sanctuary's website notes.

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Source: courtesy Lai Leobrera-Perez/Facebook

"For the millions of birds seeking feeding and resting areas during their annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, the sanctuary is ideally located," it states.

 

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Source: courtesy Lai Leobrera-Perez/Facebook

The sanctuary is described as a "winter home of the snow geese and one of Canada's top birdwatching sites."

 

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Source: courtesy Lai Leobrera-Perez/Facebook

Nearly 300 species of birds have been recorded at the sanctuary.

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