Explore Birding Hotspots in the Prairies of North Dakota this Summer

Birding in deeps woods in the summer can be tough, so I suggest checking out these birding hotspots in the prairies of North Dakota this summer!

During the summer months, I love to spend my time birding in the prairie regions of the US, and there is no better place to explore than North Dakota. While this state might not be the first place you think of when you are going to travel to go birding, you won’t be disappointed with a June trip to the birding hotspots of the Prairie Pothole region! Many people refer to this area of the country as the “duck factory” as this is where many species of waterfowl breed. In addition to waterfowl, there are numerous shorebird species that nest here along with LeConte’s and Nelson’s Sparrows, American Bittern, Black Tern, and Marsh and Sedge Wrens. The  list below has my suggestions for spots that you should be sure to visit while in this region (You can click on each one for more information).

Explore Birding Hotspots in the Prairies of North Dakota this SummerRob Ripma
Rob Ripma LeConte’s Sparrows can be tough to see. I think they are one of the more beautiful sparrow species.
Explore Birding Hotspots in the Prairies of North Dakota this SummerEric Ripma/Sabrewing Nature Tours
Eric Ripma/Sabrewing Nature Tours You’re likely to hear a Sedge Wren long before you spot it but stick with it and be patient and you just might be a great look!

Rob Ripma
Rob Ripma, a lifelong Indiana resident, has traveled and birded extensively throughout the Americas.