North Dakota - Land of Potholes and Prairies

June 21- 27, 2020

6 nights - 6 participants 

Have you ever wondered what it's like to explore the vast prairies of the northern great plains? Have you wondered where some of the rarest birds to visit Ohio breed and spend their summer months? North Dakota is the answer. 

Short grass prairies stretch out for miles along dirt roads in this seldom visited area. The grasses are alive with song and flight as the summer sun shines down on the fields of flowers. 

We will start in Fargo, North Dakota for this six full day tour. We will tour wildlife refuges, natural areas and deserted backroads seeking the gorgeous birds that call this area home for the summer. 

  • Upland Sandpiper

  • Chestnut-collared Longspur 

  • Burrowing Owl

  • Western Meadowlark

  • Baird's Sparrow

  • Sprague's Pipit

  • Marbled Godwit

  • Wilson's Snipe

  • Black Tern

  • Golden Eagle

  • Ferruginous Hawk

  • Swainson's Hawk

  • Franklin's Gull

  • Willet

  • and more

This trip will start on June 21, 2020. Please make arrangements to be in Fargo no later than 3PM. We will do some afternoon birding on our way to our first hotel near Jamestown, ND before having dinner.

All accommodations will have a continental breakfast, lunch stops will mainly be lunch items brought with us (some of these may be grab and go or fast food depending on our locations) and dinners will be at restaurants near our lodging. 

Water and snacks are provided in the van if needed.


Accommodations are for double occupancy. A single supplement cost is added for anyone without a roommate or those that prefer a single room. 

This trip will consist of multiple hotel changes to different parts of the state. 

All ground transportation, guide services, accommodations, entrance fees, tolls, snacks and water, admissions, continental breakfast at hotel, a custom designed trip T-shirt, specialty field notes checklist and group photo are included. 

Each participant is responsible for their own meals, adult beverages, gratuities and airfare to and from XXXXXX. 


Cost for this trip: $940.00

Single supplement:  $200.00


Try to keep things to a minimum please. We have a comfortable van but the more we have, the less space there is, especially when we start throwing optics in etc. 

A regular sized carry on piece of luggage and a backpack/travel bag is recommended. 


Reservations Begin January 15, 2020 on a first come, first served basis.

A deposit of 400.00 is due before April 1, 2020.

Final payment is due June 1, 2020.  

Baird's Sparrow

Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Snipe

Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit