Bear River Refuge – December 2019

On our way to catch a plane to Texas, Shanna and I birded our way from the freeway to the viewing tower at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Refuge in winter colors

Northern harrier


Pied billed grebe

One of several Rough legged hawks

And this Rough legged hawk

And another Rough legged hawk

Great blue heron

Shiny twilight

Great blue heron taking flight

Two of the many Ring necked pheasants

Pied billed grebes

Run pheasant run!

One of the many Northern harriers


And a cat

On the drive down we & at the refuge

  1. Rock doves
  2. Black billed magpies
  3. European starlings
  4. Common ravens
  5. Northern harriers
  6. California gulls
  7. Ring necked pheasants
  8. Mallards
  9. Great blue herons
  10. Rough legged hawks
  11. Pied billed grebes
  12. American coots
  13. American kestrel
  14. House sparrows

Not a large number of species but still a satisfying outing – Jenny

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