Welcome to Friends of the Bear River Refuge website. We encourage you to visit often to see the latest news and activities.

Our Mission

This group is devoted to the promotion, appreciation, and conservation of the wildlife, birds, and habitat of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Officially established as a not-for-profit charitable organization in 1998, we are partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bookstore Hours 

Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Upcoming Events

2024 Second Saturdays

Swan Day 3/9/2024

Photo by Brian Ferguson

Join us at the as we celebrate Swan Day. Come explore the exhibit hall, view a special swan exhibit, participate in swan themed activities, visit the nature store for a pine cone bird feeder craft, listen to swan story time, enjoy live raptor presentations, and sit in on a photography for hobbyists workshop. Tickets are free! Donations to the Friends of the Bear River Refuge are used to support Refuge projects as well as Refuge educational programs. Thank you!

We will be offering two live raptor presentations and a photography workshop. At 10:00 am Ogden Nature Center will be at the Refuge for a live raptor presentation. At 11:30 local photographer, Barry Parson, will be presenting on photography for hobbyists. At 1:00 pm Hawkwatch International will be at the Refuge for a live raptor presentation.

Get your free tickets HERE!


The Auto Tour is open and we have the observation deck funded by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge. Feel free to come check it out! 

Want to contribute?

Make a one-time donation today to the Friends of the Bear River Bird Refuge today!