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  • Canada goose goslings in nest: B. Ferguson

    Cornucopia of spring birds

    Waterbirds like stilt, avocet, ibis, egrets and herons are here! Plus, goslings & ducklings will be hatching soon.

    Bird Sightings

  • Junior Duck Stamp 2014 Winner: Mallard in Flight

    2014 Utah Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

    BEST OF SHOW goes to Zhiwen Xu with this winning Mallard in Flight.

    Junior Duck Stamp Program

  • A cloud of Midge on the Refuge

    Midge are Back!

    What’s that in the sky? The clouds of midge are back! Midges are an important food source for birds, and don’t bite; please leave them be.

  • Auto Loop with Sunflowers

    Drive the Loop!

    Don't forget, our Auto Tour Route is open EVERY DAY of the year, from sunrise to sunset...and the best way to view the birds and wildlife.

Refuge Happenings

Updated: Upcoming Events

Chalk art message for Earth Day!

Fun, educational and free! The Refuge is hosting many events this spring. Sponsored by The Friends of Bear River Refuge.

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Who's Here

What's Being Seen?

Rough-legged hawk, winter visitor to Refuge grasslands

Want to know what birds are being seen on the Refuge? Click the link below for the most recent eBird sightings and Refuge surveys.

Bird Sightings

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Important Things to Know

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014
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