Birding Adventures Await in North Dakota
North Dakota is smack dab in the middle of the Central Flyway, making it a top destination for millions of birds and a fair number of birders, too. The action-packed spring migration season provides astounding opportunities to see birds in their natural habitat, boasting beautiful breeding plumage.
Birding drives and hiking trails present beautiful, unspoiled scenery and wildlife, and the opportunity to see, hear and photograph a large variety of birds. Checklists are available from many locations, including North Dakota's state parks and from the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
The International Adventure Trail is a network of 15 notable birding sites situated on both sides of the U.S. and Canada border, in and around the Turtle Mountain region. The trail takes you through North Dakota and Southwestern Manitoba providing beginner and avid bird-watchers with plenty of opportunity to experience our beautiful and unique prairie landscape.
North Dakota Birding Festival
Turtle Mountain Birding Festival, Bottinau, May 17-19
Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival, Carrington, June 12-16
North Dakota Birding Resources
For more information on North Dakota birding, visit North Dakota Parks and Recreation.