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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

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Address: 2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
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+1 435-723-5887
08:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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No better place in the western US to get some serious birdwatching in!

This place is great to visit anytime of year. The migratory nature of the birds that visit makes it so that there's always something new to see. The museum and gift shop are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carlos C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great to visit anytime of year. The migratory nature of the birds that visit makes it so that there's always something new to see. The museum and gift shop are modern and beautiful and run by a knowledgeable and friendly staff of local volunteers and wildlife expert. And it gives me great pride to know that fan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have driven the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge many, many times through the years. (Though January is not the best time to visit as we did this trip) the Spring, summer and fall offers outstanding bird watching as well as some fun animals. We have seen dozens, and dozens of different birds here as well as beaver, skunks, weasels,... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We drove the refuge and loved it. So beautiful, great views of flat lands and bird refuge as well as awesome views of mountains in the distance. Informative stops along the way to learn about the area wild life as well as formation of the area. Well worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great views of the mountains, that in my opinion look like cinematic backdrops. Nice drive round the loop and lots of little birdies to see. If you’re in the area or passing through it is worth popping in. also, it’s free, and what’s better than that?

Thank Sasofibird
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in here while going to Brigham City, Utah. The educational center is not open on Monday so we missed that. There is an auto tour one takes through the area, but it is difficult to discern the study. Reflective and peaceful area. I am not sure it is worth the money invested. But if the birds are happy, I'm... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Bring your binoculars. Bring a friend. Take your time. It is situated in the valley so mountains surround you. And their a fun birds and wildlife to peak at. They also have a very informative nature center to help you on your way. Great afternoon outing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Every few years, we drive west (from the east coast) to visit relatives in Boise, Idaho (a long drive). We always make certain that the route takes us through Brigham City for a visit to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Although this is a birder's paradise, a non-birder can gain an appreciation of the bird world (and what our... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful refuge with hiking trails and an excellent auto trail you can drive. The visitor center is spectacular.

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This bird refuge is not to be missed when traveling north or south on I-15. I would not have known of this spectacular refuge had I not discovered it accidentally on my road map. One can walk near the interpretive center or enjoy the 12+ miles on an auto-tour. Many places to pull off and enjoy shore birds (particularly the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I go here 4 to 5 times a year because different seasons bring different wildlife. The auto tour is awesome and if you ask in the center, they will loan you a dvd that explains what to look for at exactly the right time on the auto tour.

Thank strtrkgrl

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