- A-Z Animals
The list obtained in the Checklist of North Dakota Birds in April 2016, which the North Dakota Game and Fish Department or NDGFD published, enlists 400 birds inhabiting North Dakota. While 152 are in the review list, 44 are accidental, and six are introduced.
The prominent birding hotspots in North Dakota include the Sully’s Hill National Game Preserve, the Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, and Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
The western meadowlark, active in the state between March and October, has been designated as North Dakota’s state bird since 1947.
All-year-round: American Robin, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee
In Summer: Clay-colored Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Western Meadowlark
In Winter: American White Pelican, Bald Eagle, Common Tern, Black Tern, Sedge Wren
Birds of Prey: Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Golden Eagle, Burrowing Owl, Peregrine Falcon