A Refuge for Birds and People
Bear River Refuge is an wetland oasis in a desert for wildlife and wild oasis for people.
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Our Visitor Center will be closing at 3:00pm 12/23, closed 12/24 through 1/2. Auto Tour Route open as usual.
Holiday Hours 2016
Waterfowl season is in full swing.
General Pheasant Season Nov 5th-Dec 4th.
Photo Award Winners
Thank you to all the Photographers that entered this year's contest. Best of Show: Scenic, Judy Watson
New Unit of Refuge System!
Utah Family Land Donation Establishes Bear River Watershed Conservation Area, a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Local Conservation Organizations
Join us December 14th for our Annual Christmas Bird Count conducted by Wasatch Audubon. They also do counts in Ogden, Morgan and Antelope Island.Learn More Here
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
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
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
Last year we partnered with UT DWR to tag American white pelicans with solar-powered GPS transmitters. Follow their spring migration.Migration Map
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: Nov 29, 2016