Early Birding the BRMBR

I left Pocatello super early in the morning so I could be at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge before dawn. It was an excellent plan and I was able to see a lot of wonderful birds.

_JLS2468b Sunrise with Ravens

_JLS2489Sunrise over the Wasatch Front

_JLS2505b Great Horned Owls

_JLS2526bRed winged blackbird looking for love


The refuge was filled with birds. There were hundreds of tundra swans, geese, and ducks.  But mostly SWANS!  I was so excited. _JLS2576Tundra Swans and Canada Geese

_JLS2604b Horned Lark

_JLS2706A stunning morning

_JLS2742b A ribbon of light filled with ducks, geese, and swans

_JLS2783A cute Coot

_JLS2987bGreat Blue Heron

Bird list for the refuge:

  1. Canada geese
  2. Tundra swans
  3. Trumpeter swans
  4. Northern shovelers
  5. Gadwalls
  6. Mallards
  7. Northern pintails
  8. Barrow’s goldeneyes
  9. Ring necked ducks
  10. Blue winged teals
  11. Ring necked pheasants
  12. Pied billed grebes
  13. Great blue herons
  14. Northern harriers
  15. Bald eagle
  16. Red tailed hawks
  17. Rough legged hawk
  18. American coots
  19. California gulls
  20. Great horned owls
  21. American kestrels
  22. Common ravens
  23. European starlings
  24. Red winged blackbirds
  25. Horned larks

— Jenny

Birding trip: Feb 3, 2018

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