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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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April is a bit too early

2 of us really wanted to see this place. Arrived around 11 am on a Friday. Just off the highway at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Allfunallthetime
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Idaho
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Beautiful--Even in February!

We first stopped at the Visitor's Center (which is well on the other end of the refuge) and were... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
chivestravels
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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“the loop” (10 reviews)
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2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
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+1 435-723-5887
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"visitor center"
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"the loop"
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"bird refuge"
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"auto tour"
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"education center"
in 6 reviews
"gravel road"
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"lovely scenery"
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"their natural habitat"
in 2 reviews
"terrific place"
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"white pelicans"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the trip"
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"worth a stop"
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"beautiful area"
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"hunting season"
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"from salt lake city"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2 of us really wanted to see this place. Arrived around 11 am on a Friday. Just off the highway at Brigham City. Easy to access. We hit the visitor center/education bldg first. No fee. The docent was great and explained the way to see...More

Thank Allfunallthetime
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We first stopped at the Visitor's Center (which is well on the other end of the refuge) and were very glad we did as we found maps, displays and very helpful staff. There is a 12 mile dirt road 'loop' that takes you around the...More

2  Thank chivestravels
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We finally stopped in here on our way home last spring. An amazing drive-able loop through this bird refuge. Check ahead of time that they are open. At times the road is flooded. It was a quiet day and my wife sat in the back...More

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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 wildlife. The only issue we...More

Thank stu_uk
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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
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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
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Reviewed 22 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
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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
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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
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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
26 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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