The Historic Migratory Bird Sanctuaries of Greater Victoria (2022)

Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island boasts of having three historic migratory bird sanctuaries. Established in the 1920s and 30s, these sanctuaries attempt to protect habitat that is vitally important to migratory birds. These long-distance fliers need places where they can rest and re-fuel along their fly path.

Unfortunately, many residents, as well as visitor, are unaware of these sanctuaries and their purpose. As a result, the sanctuaries are threatened. But there are simple actions that can be taken to reduce these threats.

The following video provides a brief introduction the three migratory bird sanctuaries within the Greater Victoria region.

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