Pothole & Prairie Birding Festival Bringing Birders From All Over


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N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Laurie Dietz says for 15 years, the Potholes and Prairies Birding Festival has brought in bird watchers from across the U.S. and around the world.

The four day festival, which begins June 14th, has brought bird watchers from 29 continental states, British Columbia and other areas in the world.

Dietz says workshops, guided tours, distinctive culture and wild country will greet this years participants in the birding festival. She says some of those who join in the event are on it to complete what birders call a “Life List”.

With nearly 143 species of bird that could be found in the, Dietz says almost all participants find at least one life bird and others get a great start on their personal life list.

She also says that some use it as an excuse to make a trip to North Dakota.

Registration for the event will take place in Carrington. For more details on the event and accomodations, visit birdingdrives.com.

Listen to a full interview with Laurie Dietz:

Below are some photos courtesy of Rick Bohn out of Medina. Some pictures include birds that people travel just to North Dakota to see.

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