We Discovered the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary!

On Saturday June 26th, we had a blast exploring George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary as part of our Family Community Discovery program. After over a year apart, it was amazing to see some families in person!

We spent our morning walking through the sanctuary and listening to some unique bird sounds. After finding some well-needed shade we were able to learn more about the birds through touch!

What birds did we learn about? Owls, crows, seagulls, herons, hummingbirds, geese, and lots and lots of ducks! We were able to touch stuffed birds and learn how they feel and then were able to feed and walk around and learn about many of the live birds that live in the sanctuary!

Thank you to our friend David from Birds Canada for teaching us all about the world of birding!

three children bend down on the gravel with their hands out wide with birdseed. Pigeons are in front of their hands, curious about the food.
Two kids hold hands of adults while walking near big geese.
a teen with a white cane bends down to feel a duck. The duck's beak is right in his hand, eating the food.A birds eye view of kids gathered around touching a stuffed bird to understand it better

a young girl holds a baby owl and is showing the camera the face of the small owl. It is just larger than her hands.