Cornucopia of spring birds
Waterbirds like stilt, avocet, ibis, egrets and herons are here! Plus, goslings & ducklings will be hatching soon.
2014 Utah Jr. Duck Stamp Winner
BEST OF SHOW goes to Zhiwen Xu with this winning Mallard in Flight.
Junior Duck Stamp Program
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.
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.
Fun, educational and free! The Refuge is hosting many events this spring. Sponsored by The Friends of Bear River Refuge.See all the Events
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
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
Important Things to Know
On March 19th we conducted a prescribed burn on invasive Phragmites. Burned areas are along the Auto Tour Loop. Loop is open. © J Anderson.Press Release
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
Bear River has several priority bird species dependent on the wetland habitats of the Refuge and the Great Salt Lake such as Cinnamon teal, White-faced ibis and Franklin's gulls.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014