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).
- Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
- Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Horsehead Lake Wildlife Management Area
- Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge