Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Walking Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brigham City, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and birding and is accessible year-round.
The Refuge and other wetlands associated with the Great Salt Lake provide critical habitat for migrating birds from both the Pacific and Central Flyway of North America. This area contains abundant food for birds. Birds come to the Refuge by the millions to eat and rest during migration. Visit the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education to learn about the birds and habitat of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through our interactive displays and watch the amazing Wings of Thunder film. This film was produced by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge and takes you on a 27 minute journey through our history and seasons of wildlife. A 1.5 mile walking trail meanders through the wetland habitat just outside the center. Center hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturdays, and is closed on Federal holidays.
Amazing walk, spotted blue herons, red winged black birds, ibises, egrets, white Pelicans, a few king fishers, several species of ducks, Canadian geese and many other species I probably can't name! Word of advise this time of the year need to bring lots of bug spray
Stopped by here to stretch our legs and take a break as we traveled North. It was cold and foggy and I am sure the birds were keeping out of the weather. The loop is paved and very scenic.
I was impressed with the educational center and the staff. Plan to come back when the weather is more acclimate for bird watching. It seems like a great place for a family outing, they have lots of interactive displays and kid friendly activities.