Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City

#5 of 21 in Wildlife in Wasatch Range
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The Wildlife Education Center is open Tuesday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Our 12-mile Auto Tour Loop is open everyday from sunrise to sunset.
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  • A drive to and around the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will take you a couple hours but it will be one filled with discovery and if you are looking everything from Beavers to water-foul of all dif...  more »
  • Have wanted to visit here for years and had limited time, 2 hours but saw 24 species in that time! Gorgeous spot on the Great Salt Lake with snow capped mountains surrounding! Don’t miss it if you are...  more »
  • The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, a nearly 80,000 acre area of open water and mudflats is a beautiful refuge for over 250 species of birds. This area is beautiful in every season of the year. The James Hansen Wildlife Education Center with interactive exhibits is a great place to learn more about the migratory birds that fly and nest is this refuge. This bird refuge is a wonderful place for bird watching and photography. The drive around the loop is nice even with few birds in the winter months. A great place to visit!!
  • Very nicely conceived refuge. Several information kiosks and bathrooms are located along the route in to where the auto tour loop. There are parking areas along the 12+ mile auto tour loop but no bathrooms. The loop road is gravel but well maintained. Plenty of birds to see during our visit in early March. Will go back in autumn to see the big gathering again.

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