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Bear River
Migratory Bird Refuge

American avocets have a rusty-orange heads and necks, black on their wings and back, and white on the remainder of their bodies. They have long, thin, black beaks.
2155 West Forest Street
Brigham City, UT   84302
E-mail: bearriver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 435-723-5887
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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is acclaimed as one of the world's 10 best birding areas. Early explorers reported the "sound of distant thunder" as they watched the birds.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Organized groups may schedule presentations by Refuge staff when visiting for environmental education. Please contact the Refuge staff to schedule a visit.

Fishing is permitted in the river channels. An accessible pier is located at the River Delta Interpretive Site.

Waterfowl hunting is popular, and the Refuge is open for waterfowl hunting during state seasons.

The Refuge hosts several special events during the year, including a very popular spring birding festival. Contact the Refuge for a list of events.

Wildlife Observation
Visitors are invited to drive or bicycle the 12-mile long auto tour route looping around a large water impoundment, which teems with waterfowl, marsh birds, and water birds. Viewing decks are strategically placed to aid in observation of Refuge wildlife. Photography blinds are available by contacting the Refuge staff prior to your visit.

The Refuge is open to the public during daylight hours. Visitor Center hours are Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed Sunday and Federal holidays.

Entrance Fees
The Refuge does not charge an entrance fee.

Use Fees
The Refuge does not charge user fees (i.e., hunt fees, camping fees, boat launch, meeting rooms rental fees, auto tour fees, guided tour fees, etc.).
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