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  • Stilts on road: by Frank Kee

    Yield for Wildlife!

    Many Black-necked stilts and other birds are using the road to rest. Please drive with caution. Thank you! Photo by: Frank Kee

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    Refuge Photo Contest

    Capture the essence of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on Film!

    Photo Contest Details

  • Guided Birding Tour

    Guided Tours on Saturdays

    Experience the Refuge with a Guided Tour. Tours are Saturdays from 10am-1pm in our touring van. Reservations recommended; call 435-734-6457

    Refuge Tour Flyer

  • Dan Nelson's NEXT GENERATION, Fan Favorite photo of Western Grebes

    Summer Season

    Summer is here and so are the birds! Shorebirds, grebes, swallows and many more.

  • 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.

Who's Here

What's Being Seen?

Black-crowned night heron

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


Volunteering for Wildlife

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We are seeking committed volunteers to fill the new Assistant Ranger-Naturalist position at our world-class wildlife education center.

Volunteer Flyer

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Important Things to Know

Road and Water Conditions

High water levels and Road conditions

Refuge water and road conditions can change frequently due to weather and management. Check conditions before you visit with the link below.

Road & Water Conditions
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014
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