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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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A well maintained bird sanctuary

We visited the visitor center in the past. However we never drove the 12 mile road to see more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rick E
Could have stayed here for days

There were so many shore birds to see it was fascinating. We came before the white pelicans left to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beth H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
+1 435-723-5887
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank steelergirl87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank RingsBells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank CMN14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give yourself plenty of time to drive the auto loop because it is many miles and you will stop many times if you wish to capture all of the photo opportunities that will be presented. Pelicans and herons abound with ibis and avocets, to name...More

Thank emc314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a marvellous chance to go inside and take the drive. At lunchtime we did not expect to see any birds. But we did!!! And so many, in the waters and flying around. Everyboy should go inhere this birdsparadise.

Thank Therese59
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a free afternoon in the Brigham City area and decided to visit the refuge based on the reviews. This is a must see if you are in the area . The visitors center is very nice and has a great little gift shop....More

Thank luckyno39
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Serious bird watchers flock to this place, but you don't have to be one to enjoy it. The landscape is gorgeous, and the feeling peaceful and serene. It's a 12-mile drive around the perimeter (no trails). Go slow and stop often to enjoy the sights...More

Thank Ken K
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25 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
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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