Sandhill Cranes are one of the most beautiful bird species that can be seen in Bear Lake State Park. These large birds stand up to four feet tall and have a wingspan of between seven to eight feet. They feed on small insects, fish, rodents, and plant material. During the spring they can be seen nesting along lake shores or wetlands areas.
The Snowy Egret is another bird species that can be seen in the park, primarily near wetlands or marshes. These birds are easy to spot because of their bright white feathers and dark yellow feet. They feed on small fish and frogs, as well as insects like dragonflies and crickets. When out searching for Snowy Egrets keep an eye out for their slow, graceful wading.
Canada Geese are a common sight in Bear Lake State Park, often seen flying overhead or feeding on aquatic vegetation. These birds have a distinct honking call and can be identified by their black heads and white cheeks. Canada Geese typically live in family groups so visitors may see multiple geese together.