The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, a part of
the Alaksen National Wildlife Area, is located on
Westham Island in Delta. It is situated on the Fraser
River Estuary, just west of the South Arm Marshes
Wildlife Management Area. The Sanctuary contains
habitats important for migrating birds, including tidal salt
water mudflats, fresh water, brackish and salt marshes,
and upland fields. These habitats attract a wide range of
bird species, including-many rare and vagrant species.
The Sanctuary is identified and signed as one of many
wildlife viewing sites of British Columbia Wildlife Watch.
British Columbia Wildlife Watch. 1995. Bird Checklist: George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Ministry of Environment