Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Brigham City

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#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Wasatch Range
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  • My wife and I stopped off here on our way from Salt Lake City to Idaho as my wife is a keen bird watcher. The sanctuary consists of a loop road with many stop off points to observe the abundant wildli...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Wonderful! They had binoculars for us to borrow, so we were able to see and identify lots more birds than we otherwise would have been able to while we drove around the auto loop. The visitor's center is great. The guide there knew all sorts of great information that he shared with us. Nice little theater. Very reasonably priced gift shop.
  • We went to the bird refuge for Swan Day in March. There weren’t any swans up close (bring binoculars or a telephoto lens) but it was still so peaceful and rejuvenating with the panoramic Wasatch mountain views, blue water, and golden marsh. You drive one-way on a dirt road through the bird refuge. There are two platforms you can stop at and also a few pull-offs. It's perfect for landscape or nature photography, but we also found a lot of beautiful locations for family photo shoots! Note: the visitor center is closer to town just off the freeway, so you can stop there before or after your visit to the bird refuge. Be sure to check their hours before you go. We missed them but plan to go back when they're open.
  • This is a great place to get away from the city. It's a bit of a drive, but well worth it. Although you don't have to take the 13 mile loop, you will see so much more if you do. This is a great wetlands area with a large population of migratory birds - from tundra swan to blue heron to avocet. All of them near to the road.
  • Terrific place for birding....although we only took the nearby walk. Not many birds there but the walk near the highway had a bunch. Very helpful staff inside. Easy parking and in and out with our motorcoach.
  • I have never been here before I know I will go probably later on this spring for the migration it was a really nice day but cloudy. A lot of Koots what are there and we saw some Pelicans and then there red-winged blackbird it was pretty good
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