Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge by Don Getty

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Whether you are an avid birder, or an obsessed nature photographer as I am, the Bird River Migratory Bird Refuge can be a wonderful location to observe and photograph a wide variety of birds. Over the years I have photographed at the Refuge many times. My most recent visit was in April 2013 and all of the photos you will see here were taken on this recent trip. In just over two days I was able to photograph 27 species of birds.

The Refuge is located near Brigham City, Utah in the western United States. Just west of I-15 at exit 363, you will find the visitor education center. Continue west 12 miles and you will find a 12-mile auto tour route. The vast majority of my photography at the Refuge has been done from my vehicle along the auto tour route, however, I have also photographed along the road between the visitor center to the auto tour route. My visits have all been in the spring, between mid-April and mid-June.

On with the show!

Western dancing on water

American Avocet

Marsh Wren

American White Pelican

Killdeer

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Clark’s Grebe

Snowy Egret

Ruddy Duck

I hope you have enjoyed these photos and thank you for taking the time to read/view my article. For more images from this location go to http://dongettywildlifephotography.com/p321576753

Don Getty

Don Getty

Don Getty has been an avid wildlife photographer for over 20 years. He resides in Wyoming, just 30 miles from Yellowstone Park. He photographs birds, mammals, reptiles and just about any living creature he can get in front of his lens. Wildlife photography has taken him throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the US and Canada, East Africa, South Africa, Costa Rica, Florida and Churchill Manitoba. He has received numerous awards and his images have appeared in many magazines, books and calendars.

Don Getty

Don Getty

Don Getty has been an avid wildlife photographer for over 20 years. He resides in Wyoming, just 30 miles from Yellowstone Park. He photographs birds, mammals, reptiles and just about any living creature he can get in front of his lens. Wildlife photography has taken him throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the US and Canada, East Africa, South Africa, Costa Rica, Florida and Churchill Manitoba. He has received numerous awards and his images have appeared in many magazines, books and calendars.

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