Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sheyenne National Grassland

I spent a couple of days in Sheyenne National Grassland doing surveys and birding on my own. The bird diversity in the grassland and surrounding area is unbelievable. Many habitat types are easily accessible in a very short drive from marsh to grassland to woodland. In a day of casual birding including doing a survey I had over 100 species. If you have never birded in North Dakota I would highly recommend making a visit.

Upland Sandpiper: One of the common birds in the grasslands.

Bobolink: Another common species of the prairie.

Blackburnian Warbler: If you get tired of the grassland/marsh birding you can quickly access some patches of forest and see warblers like this Blackburnian.

In my opinion the star of the marsh-an American Bittern

The same American Bittern hunting on the edge of the marsh.


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