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Birding Drives Dakota  |  871 Main St  |  Carrington, ND 58421  |  888-921-2473  |  info@birdingdrives.com
Four days on a prairie wild with wetlands and wavy, open meadows. Here is your chance to visit some of the world's most remote birding hotspots. Join your peers, bring your lists and be ready for four full days of guided tours, hands-on workshops, wonderful people, distinctive culture and wild country. Don't miss the next Pothole & Prairie Birding Festival: June 11-15, 2014 in Carrington, North Dakota!

The 2013 festival involved participants from 26 states and 2 Canadian provinces.  Highlights of the five day event included sightings of 148 bird species, with almost all participants noting at least one life bird, 45 added 10 life birds, and 1 new birder added 25 life birds to her list. Some of these life birds included the Baird's and LeConte sparrows and gray partridge. Participants voiced their enjoyment of the wonderful birding, wide-open spaces and beauty of North Dakota. They especially enjoyed seeing birds in their full breeding plummage and their mating rituals. 

  A block of rooms are reserved at The Chieftain Conference Center (festival headquarters), 701-652-3131, Carrington Inn & Suites (across the street from The Chieftain Conf Ctr), 701-652-3982, and Cobblestone Inn. 1-800-230-4134 (835 5th Ave N, Carrington, ND 58421). 

* See details in the web links to the left.
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2014 Registration Form                2014 Seminar Descriptions      
​        updated 6/5/14                                    updated 11/25/13
2014 Festival Events             2014 Tour Descriptions
​        updated 4/2/14                                   updated 3/27/14
2014 Tour Guide Biographies
         updated 3/27/14

Bird Check List - 2007-2013
Updated at conclusion of
2013 Festival

2014 Bird Check list per Tour

Sponsorship/Vendor Information &  Form           2014 Sponsors

Ann Hoffert, Festival Coordinator 701-650-9002 email: pipestem@daktel.com



We’ve teamed up with birdJam to create a playlist specifically for our festival. Click here to download it now, then bring your birdJam iPod to North Dakota for instant field reference!

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Don't miss the 12th Annual Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival, June 11-15, 2014 in Carrington, ND.
2009 Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival by Jerry Schmidt
Travel Arrangements:  It is suggested attendees fly into Bismarck, Fargo or Jamestown. Jamestown is 43 miles from Carrington. Bismarck and Fargo are approximately 130 miles.  

It is possible to rent a car at Jamestown - Avis is the rental agency  701-952-2275.
Birding Drives Dakota  |  871 Main St  |   Carrington, ND 58421   |  888-921-2473  |  info@birdingdrives.com
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