Birding North Dakota

North Dakota features more national wildlife refuges—63—than any other state! Situated in the westernmost portion of the Central Flyway, North Dakota is an ideal spring migration destination, affording visitors astonishing looks at waterfowl by the hundreds of thousands.

The unique landscape of North Dakota also tempts visiting birders with amazing sparrows (Baird’s, grasshopper, and LeConte, for example) and the much sought-after Sprague’s pipit and sharp-tailed grouse.

Be sure to check out the area around Jamestown along I-94, including its hiking and biking trails, two lakes, an Audubon Society wildlife sanctuary, not to mention proximity to Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge.

For birders looking to explore an uncongested, birdy state, North Dakota is a must!