Let’s go Birding

Let’s go birding this weekend! Whether you’re new to birding or just looking for new locations, our guide has everything you need to get started!

Types of Birds in Bottineau County

Common Birds to See at Lake Metigoshe

  • Bufflehead Duck
  • Canvasback
  • Common Loon
  • American Wigeon
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Northern Water-Thrush
  • Gold-winged Warbler
  • Common Tern
  • Red-eyed & Philadelphia Vireo
  • Ovenbird
  • Eastern Phoebe.

Rare Birds

  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Turkey Vulture
  • LeConte’s Sparrow
  • Baird’s Sparrow
  • Loggerhead Shrike

Birds at the J Clark Sayler Wildlife Refugee

  • Gadwalls
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Mallards
  • Canada Goose
  • Western Grebes
  • Eared Grebes
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Black Terns
  • Sprague’s Pipit
  • Baird’s Sparrow
  • LeConte’s Sparrow
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Gray Partridge
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Wild Turkey
  • Swainson’s Hawks
  • Franklin’s Gulls
  • Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrows
  • Clark’s Grebes
  • Canvasbacks
  • American Avocets
  • Eastern Kingbirds
  • Western Kingbirds
  • Bobolinks.

Birds at the International Peace Garden

  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Horned Owl
  • Ruby Throated Humming Bird
  • NutHatch
  • White faced ibis
  • Killdeer
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Common Loon
  • Red-necked Grebes
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Baltimore Oriole

DID YOU KNOW: Thirty-seven of the over 174 birds that may be observed at Lake Metigoshe State Park are on the Natural Heritage Program’s list of state rare bird species.

Locations to go Birding

Packing List for a Weekend fo Birding

  • Binoculars

  • Telescope

  • Bird book

  • Camera

  • Smartphone

  • Backpack

  • Snacks

  • Sun screen

  • Sunglasses