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“Wonderful visitor center and drive thru refuge” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
2155 West Forest Street, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302
435-723-5887
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Activities: Birdwatching
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Brigham City, Utah
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful visitor center and drive thru refuge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great visitor center and programs within. Nice drive thru refuge. Variety of bids changes with season. Guided walks in summer

Visited June 2013
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Brigham City, Utah
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“Migratory Bird Refuge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an amazingly abundant area for birds and waterfowl. The Visitor Center is fun for all ages and the road leading to the "loop" is a wonderful bicycling road. Very flat and a good length. The refuge is itself a great place to see birds that are migrating through the area as well as resident fowl.

Visited November 2013
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Brigham City, Utah
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“Definitely a stopover for all traveling birds: human as well as avian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Well, if our beloved government Congressional delegations ever get their act together and reopen this national treasure, be sure to stop at the visitor center to check out all of their displays, watch the movie, and visit the gift shop for lots of great books and the best selection of quality jigsaw puzzles I've seen in a long time (yes, this is where I do my Christmas shopping!). Park Service staff as well as bird-loving volunteers are there to help identify the birds you've seen, and they maintain a list of recent sitings that will give you a clue of what you'll see on the auto tour.

Hopefully the birds haven't noticed any changes the past few weeks, and as soon as the refuge opens its gates again, do take the auto tour since this time of year a lot of the migration is taking advantage of this stopover location. We were in the Palm Springs area last week, and unfortunately, couldn't get into the Salton Sea Refuge because of the same government shutdown. But the birds won't reach there for 6-8 weeks, so were told, so that means the Bear River Refuge should be a great place to see birds that are heading south for the winter.

Visited September 2013
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Seattle
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“It could have been wonderful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Really wished I could have travelled the refuge but the government got in the way. I did travel as far as the locked gates and that did give me a taste for what it was like - lots of birds, including cranes and curlews, beautiful views across the wetlands to the mountains.

Visited October 2013
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Vista, Ca
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“Beautiful New Visitor Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This refuge has a new and beautiful visitor center close to the interstate. We stopped in to view the displays along with a movie they had. Unfortunately, the major part of the refuge is a further drive so instead we had to move on.

Visited September 2013
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