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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

#1 of 6 things to do in Brigham City Features Animals
2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
+1 435-723-5887
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Birds + serenity

Serious bird watchers flock to this place, but you don't have to be one to enjoy it. The landscape... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken K
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
We Make This Trip Several Times A Year

This is an amazing place for bird watchers and lovers! The most recent time we went we saw 49... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Kaye N
Provo, Utah, United States
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2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, Brigham City, UT 84302-4429
+1 435-723-5887
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is an amazing place for bird watchers and lovers! The most recent time we went we saw 49 species of birds and sometimes hundreds of a certain kind. We've gone when there were hundreds of pelicans on the open water and even in flight....More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Loved it!!! The Visitors Center was awesome and we loved the movie! The kids had tons of fun searching for the birds and the photos I got were awesome! A definite must see and do!

Thank maureen m
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 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...More

2  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 8 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...More

2  Thank braybrigade
Reviewed 25 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...More

1  Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 23 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...More

2  Thank Steven S
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...More

1  Thank 86judith
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...More

1  Thank Sasofibird
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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