Prairie and Pothole Birding Festival Pictures and Event Summary

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CARRINGTON, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The annual Prairie & Pothole Birding Festival took place June 14th through the 18th in the Carrington area and has a spectacular turnout.

“The attendees came from 18 states across the U.S. to take part in the four days of birding,” Laurie Dietz pointed out.

The annual festival took birders out to find “target birds” to complete their life lists. Over 100 bird species were seen on the field tours according to Dietz.

“Our guides that led the filed trips out on the prairie were very knowledgeable and fun,” Dietz mentioned. “the birders had great praise for them and the festival overall.”

Dietz pointed out that several guides also offered seminars on various bird watching topics and the festival also included an evening meal at Pipestem Creek Bed & Birding and a grill out at the historical Putnam House.

Click here to read more about the event. Below are photos taken by Rick Bohn, highlighting the tours, speakers and some of the birds spotted.


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