Birds of North Dakota

About 350 species of birds can be observed in North Dakota. 

Wondering where to find them? 

Here's a list of North Dakota birding hot spots.

Create a bird-friendly yard.  The Best Berry Plants for Birds.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The North Dakota state bird is the Western Meadowlark




Online Resources for North Dakota Bird Watchers


North Dakota Birding Society
Birding in North Dakota.

Birds of North Dakota Field Checklist
A printable field list in pdf format.

Birding Drives Dakota
Well mapped drives to take you to North Dakota birding hot spots

North Dakota Birding Hot Spots
A list of top birding sites provided by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.

Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival
Annual birding festival.