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Nestled on the North Dakota prairie, Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding is in the heart of the potholes and prairie region. Thanks to its prime location in the central fly zone, this birding retreat offers rare access to a variety of birds, including many unique to the area.

Visitors from around the country travel to the Pipestem Creek area, hoping to catch a glimpse of these five rare species:
  • Baird's sparrow

  • LeConte's sparrow
  • Nelson's Sharp-tailed sparrow
  • Sprague's pipit
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur

Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding is situated on one of the birding drives developed by Birding Drives Dakota. Just beyond the birding retreat's grounds, top birding opportunities beckon.

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge is only five miles away. And a 40-minute-drive will land birders in the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Designated as one of America's 500 Most Important Bird Areas by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Chase Lake boasts the largest white pelican population in North America. In addition, its virgin prairie attracts the Baird's sparrow.

Ann Reimers Hoffert, owner and operator of Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding, is happy to share her life-long birding knowledge with her guests. To make the visit more complete, she can also arrange a professional birder to take guests on outings.

Ann is the current president of Birding Drives Dakota. For more information, go to www.birdingdrives.com

For more information to plan your visit to Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding, please call (701) 652-2623.


Canoeing on Jamestown River
Ann and Ernie Hoffert are enjoying a canoe trip on the James River in the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Bean


In the photo to the left by Tom Bean, Ann Hoffert is birdwatching in the Arrowwood NWR http://www.fws.gov/arrowwood/index.html


Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival

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!

For information about the 2014 Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival, go to www.birdingdrives.com



One of the social events of the Festival is held at Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding. Below are a few photos of events occuring in past festivals.


Looking up
Birders checking out the birds. Photo by Rae Jerrel


Birders looking at the various birds on the grounds of Pipestem Creek.

Jamming at the Festival Social
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
After dining, the Jam Session began.


Bus Tour
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
One of the buses used for the Festival to take people on tours.

Chase Lake NWR
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
Chase Lake NWR - Birders along the shoreline.

Wilderness Walk
Photo by Lynne E. Anderson
Event: Wilderness Walk at Chase Lake NWR.

Bison
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
Bison on the Coteau. Seen on the Birds and Bison Tour.






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