Bird Watching and Wildlife Viewing

Birdwatching in Bear Lake - Birding

The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on the north shore of Bear Lake. Over 1,760 acres of marsh, open water and grasslands have been dedicated to preserving bird and wildlife habitats. The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans and a variety of ducks and geese species. The Refuge has one of the largest Canada geese producing areas in the western United States. Walking trails take you to view the birds and other wildlife found at the refuge.

As you drive along the shores of Bear Lake or along a nearby canyon road, don't be surprised if you see mule deer in the early spring sampling the fresh green leaves and foliage. Perhaps you may spot a moose knee-high in a mountain creek or see trumpeter swans and pelicans floating on the lake. Bring along your binoculars and see what you can spot! Get Your Free Birding Guide

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322 North 4th St
Montpelier, Idaho 83254
The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans and a variety of ducks and geese species. The Refuge has one of the largest Canada geese producing areas in the western United States. Walking trails take you to view the birds and other wildlife found at the refuge. The refuge is at the north shore of Bear Lake. The US Forest Service office is inside of the National California-Oregon Trail Center located at 322 North 4th St. in Montpelier.
(208) 847-1757
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