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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

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2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
+1 435-723-5887
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Excellent place for bird watching

We stopped at the Bird Refuge on our way South in late October and then on the way North in mid... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob L
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Calgary, Canada
Great for ducks; unfortunately, also great for hunters

Be careful about hunting season when you plan your trip - we were sharing the refuge with convoys... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
erinrenfroe
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Pensacola, Florida
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2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Bird Refuge on our way South in late October and then on the way North in mid November. On the way South we passed by on a Monday (when the visitor centre was closed), but on the way North we were...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Be careful about hunting season when you plan your trip - we were sharing the refuge with convoys of large pickup trucks full of guys "managing the wildlife." And bring binoculars - there are so many breeds of waterfowl here, you'll want to know what...More

Thank erinrenfroe
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We stopped here on a Monday and the visitor center was closed. Plan better next time! There is a very nice walking path near the building and we enjoyed that. There is a longer drive available. We drove to the entrance of that but time...More

Thank CRBug
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The loop road through the sanctuary is 10 miles from I-15 and takes about 2 hours to drive. It is a virtually endless bird habitat and will be the delight of any birdwatcher. The environmental education center is large and absolutely fascinating. Allow an hour...More

Thank Peregrine15
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We visited the visitor center in the past. However we never drove the 12 mile road to see more birds. Although today was the first day of duck hunting season we discovered many birds. Well worth the trip.

1  Thank Rick E
Reviewed 22 September 2017

There were so many shore birds to see it was fascinating. We came before the white pelicans left to go south for the winter. There were hundreds of them everywhere. I could have watched all the birds and ducks for hours. The only drawback is...More

1  Thank Beth H
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped first at the Visitor's Center and armed with a map we set out on the drive. We didn't make the entire 12 miles as when we skipped the unpaved loop but we saw plenty of beautiful scenery and a some birds (geese, gulls,...More

1  Thank Donna V
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We arrived in Brigham City in the afternoon, checked in and took off for the Refuge. The actual auto tour part of the drive is 12 miles - but it can take 2 hours or so depending on how often you want to stop and...More

1  Thank steelergirl87
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My husband and I went here today on a whim after watching the Peach Days Parade in Brigham City. We weren't sure what to expect. It's a 20-minute drive from I-15 through flat farmlands. The loop itself is an unpaved but very do-able road with...More

1  Thank RingsBells
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Whether you're into birds or not, this place is worth a stop. This refuge covers nearly 80,000 acres and hosts over 250 species of birds. Created by Presidential Proclamation in the 1920s, this Refuge is one of over 500 in a system managed by the...More

1  Thank CMN14
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jim_scottsdale_az
24 June 2016|
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Response from Brimarie19 | Reviewed this property |
I went in June a few years ago and it was extremely dry and there were hardly any birds out. The prime time to visit is May
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Ocean V
27 May 2016|
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Response from Lester T | Reviewed this property |
They are usually not bad anytime during the year. I have spent a lot of time on the refuge and have never been bitten by a mosquito. It would still be a good idea to have se repellant just in case. Midges can be bad... More
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