Oct 23, 2012: Guided Walking Tour Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC

PROBUS CLUB OF VANCOUVER – OCTOBER ACTIVITY

GUIDED WALKING TOUR REFEIL BIRD SANCTUARY, DELTA B.C.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 23RD 10 AM

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS – $20 PER PERSON –

LIMITED TO 60 INDIVIDUALS

NOTE YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!

10:00 AM – WELCOMING TAILGATE COFFEE PARTY IN THE REIFEL PARKING LOT

Coffee and pastries – a great time to socialize with fellow Probus members.

10.45 AM – GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF THE SANCTUARY – ORGANIZED BY ADRIAN GRANT DUFF (PROBUS MEMBER) WITH 5 INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED SMALL GROUPS

 

REFEIL VISIT – The George C Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island, west of Ladner is one of Canada’s best bird watching sites. Autumn offers particularly spectacular viewing as some 70,000 snow geese rest and feed in these 850 acres of managed wetlands, natural marshes and low dykes on their journey to their nesting grounds in Russia. They join millions of other migrating and resident birds; over 280 species have been observed.

A two storey (10mm high) observation tower is located in the northwestern corner and provides an excellent view of the shallow ponds, the intertidal marshes of the Fraser River estuary outside the dikes, the ocean and landmarks in the Vancouver area. A second viewing area is only 15 minutes’ walk from the entrance gate and overlooks the marshy islands and ponds of the south half of the Sanctuary.

TRAVELLING INSTRUCTIONS TO REIFEL BIRD SANCTUARY

From Vancouver, head south on HWY 99, passing through George Massey Tunnel.

Take HWY 17 South heading in the direction of the BC Ferries. Turn right (west) at Ladner Trunk Road; it becomes 48th Avenue. Stay on 48th Avenue and cross Elliot Streetit now becomes 47a Avenue. Continue west on 47a Avenue. It becomes River Road West.

Continue on this road until you come to the Westham Island Bridge. Cross over the bridge and stay on Westham Island Road until you come to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

Wear good walking shoes and bring rain gear in case of inclement weather.

Bring your binoculars !!!!

YOU MAY REGISTER:
1) At Probus monthly meeting at the Activity Desk
2) Pay on-line at Probus website using Pay Pal




3) Mail registration form and payment ($20 per person):
To Bill Robertson 3711 Puget Drive, Vancouver, B.C.V6L 2T8
4) E-mail: robertsonwd@hotmail.com (604) 269-0745
Deadline for registration: Oct 19th Cancellation Deadline Oct 19th
NOTE – MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO PROBUS CLUB OF VANCOUVER
NOTE – YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED  

Post Activity – No Host Lunch Recommended at either:

1) Speed’s Neighborhood Pub (4943 Chrisholm St)

On exiting the Reifel Bird Sanctuary follow River Road and continue on 47a Avenue. At the stoplight where 47a Avenue becomes Ladner Trunk Road, turn left onto Elliot Street and follow Elliot Street to its end. Speed’s Neighborhood Pub is next to Sharkey’s Seafood Bar and Grille. Parking is on the street or in the lot on the corner opposite.

 

2) River House Restaurant Pub

On exiting the Reifel Bird Sanctuary follow River Road back to Ladner Trunk Road And connect back onto Highway 17th heading north. At the junction with Highway 99 take the overpass over Highway 99 heading east. You will pass the Town and Country Inn on your left. Turn left at 60th Avenue signal light. Continue north on 60th Avenue Until you come to River Road; turn right at River Road. The Pub is at this junction.


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