Outdoors Club – Visit to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Saturday ,  November 5, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm

The bird sanctuary is one of British Columbia’s major bird wintering areas, located 13 km west of Ladner on Westham Island (see directions below or visit their website), where more than 90 species of birds, including snow geese, can be seen at this time of year.  Admission: $ 5 for adults, $ 3 for seniors (60+ y ) and children ( 2-14 y ).  A typical tour takes about 2 hours.

Meeting place: outside the ticket office/gift shop at 11 am.  Dress warmly (hat, gloves, boots, etc.); it can be very windy and might be muddy underfoot.  Remember to bring your camera and binoculars.  Please do not bring pets or feed for the birds.

Lunch (optional):  As in the past, we plan to meet at 1.45 pm for lunch at the Sharky’s Restaurant at 4953 Chisholm Str., Ladner.  https://sharkeyladner.wordpress.com/

Contact Joe Mueller at 604-732- 6213 or josefmueller@shaw.ca if you wish to

(a) visit the bird sanctuary and

(b) if you would to like to join the group for lunch.

Driving Directions: The Sanctuary is 13 km west of Ladner in the Municipality of Delta. west of the intersection of Highways 10 and 17. From Ladner, follow Ladner Trunk Road (Highway 10) west to 47A Avenue and on to River Road. Follow River Road westward for 3 km and cross the bridge to Westham Island. Follow the main road to where it ends in front of large black gates. The driveway to the left leads to the Sanctuary’s parking lot.

For Details see:   http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com/planning.html

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