Welcome to the Avocet Corner Bookstore
The Avocet Corner Bookstore is operated by Friends of the Bear River Refuge. The Friends is a volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation, appreciation and promotion of awareness of the wildlife, birds and habitats of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Proceeds from your purchases go back to the refuge in support of projects that the refuge staff initiate and implement. Cooperative projects between the refuge staff and the Friends organization are also funded, such as the documentary film being professionally produced about the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.
Contact us at 435-734-6423 for more information or to purchase something from our store. We are located inside the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center in Brigham City, Utah.
Monday-Friday : 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday : 10:00am to 4:00pm
Closed Sundays and Federal holidays.
The store offers a wide variety of items to purchase. Books on subjects from environmental conservation to rock-hounding and a plethora of field guides on birds, wildflowers, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies and more, are available to peak your interest. Reading books from Terry Tempest Williams, and other authors, that share their stories of birding adventures abound. A wide selection of children's books are available as well as a resource area for educators and home schoolers. Gift items range from logo T-shirts and hats to wind chimes, coffee mugs, notecards and the ever so popular Audubon singing birds. We also feature specialty items from local artisans. We have pottery from Susanne Stohr, wildlife photography from John Savage, carved decoys from Richard Johnson, art prints from Debbie Goodman, hand designed soaps and lotions from goat's milk from Becky Yeager and bronze sculptures from Kurt Robinette. Kurt also has his most recent book in the store featuring the sculpturing techniques of world recognized, Greg Woodard. Greg's bronze "Velocity", is prominently displayed in the foyer of the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center.
Our newest service to offer our customers is the ability to purchase your Federal Duck Stamp at our store. Buying a Federal Duck Stamp provides 98 cents out of every dollar directly to purchasing vital habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since it's creation in 1934, over $700 million dollars has been generated for the conservation of more than 5.2 million acres of wetlands and migratory bird habitat.
Come and check us out the next time you are in the area. Be sure to stop in and pick up a volunteer application if you would like to help out by taking a shift at either the bookstore or the front information desk! We are always in need of volunteers! And don't forget to get a bottle of water with our very own label on it to keep hydrated while out enjoying the birds and refuge!
Remember, we are not just a place, but a destination to be revisited often!
See you soon!