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0ur 2015

I had a great morning scouting with Corey Ellingson. The chestnut-collared longspurs were as thick as mosquitos!  Alex Galt
Upland Sandpiper.                                               Photo by Alex Galt
Gadwall                                   Photo by Alex Galt
Nelson's sparrow showing off the bold, white streaking on its back.  
                                   Photo by Alex Galt
Sunrise on the Drift Prairie Tour — with Stacy Adolf-Whipp and Adrian Azar as guide assts.
                                           Photo by Alex Galt
Scopes on a piping plover at the Arrowwood NWR...Great way to end the 2015 Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival! — with Corey Ellingson.                                                                                                   Photo by Alex Galt
Finding sweet birds and having a great time at the Potholes and Prairies birding festival!  Photo by Erik Bruhnke.

The photos below were taken by Erik Bruhnke.
Yellow-headed black bird.
Male Chestnut-collared Longspur
Prairie Potholes ↑ and ↓
Adult Ferriginous
Blanket Flower
Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from the cafe in the little town of Woodworth, ND
Prairie Smoke
Red-tailed Chicken Hawk chick.
Chase Lake NWR
Male Chestnut-collared Longspur
Male Chestnut-collared Longspur
Clay-colored Sparrow
Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk pair
Grasshopper Sparrow
Krider's Red-tailed hawk
Native short grass prairie.
Western Kingbird (left) and Eastern Kingbird (right)
Krider's Red-tailed hawk  ↑ and ↓
Baby Great Horned Owl
Ferruginous Hawks
Grasshopper Sparrow
My good friend Al Batt is about to speak! His talks are the best!! — Erik Bruhnke (in blue t-shirt) with Al Batt at Chieftain Conference Center.
Erik Bruhnke
The photos below were taken by Rick Bohn.
Grasshopper Sparrow
Red Tail Hawk
Tour Groups spotting birds in the prairies of North Dakota.
Birders looking at Baird’s sparrow, ( 3 individual birds seen!)  
↑  Birders watching high-flying Sprauge’s Pipit display and song.

Least Bittern just flew over! All agreed unbelievable!!

Baird's Sparrow
Prairie Wetland