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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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Wonderful field trip

I took my children down to see the birds but the roads were closed at the time so we just went through the visitor center and it was fun for them.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendi C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my children down to see the birds but the roads were closed at the time so we just went through the visitor center and it was fun for them.

Thank Wendi C
Brigham City, Utah
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The visitor center is something you definitely don't want to miss. It is very informative and very up to date. The drive around the refuge is very beautiful, any time ever of the year. You need to make sure your windows are roll up early evening or you will be invaded by bugs, but still worth the drive. So very... More 

1 Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We enjoyed walking around the small loop near the visitor center and filling out the Junior Ranger program booklets. We saw several kinds of birds as well as some fish and frogs, and even a couple of small mammals. It was overcast, windy, and cool so the bugs were noticeable but not too bothersome! It was too bad that the... More 

1 Thank braybrigade
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 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 

1 Thank Carlos C
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

2 Thank Steven S
Wilton, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

1 Thank 86judith
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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?

1 Thank Sasofibird
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank showmestate12
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 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.

1 Thank Holly H
Richmond, Virginia
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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 

1 Thank urbanguy

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