Birdwatching Guide Service
3212 115 Ave. SE Valley City, ND 58072 701-845-4762
Birdwatching Guide for the Sheyenne River Scenic Byway, North Dakota
Specialized Day Trips for Individuals or Conferences.
Groups - field trips, birding & nature conference presentations.
Target Species of Your Choice found in the scenic Sheyenne River Valley of ND. Specialized for Individual Interests and Itineraries.
Experience southeastern North Dakota birding! Neotropical migratory birds (lots of sparrows including LeConte’s, Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrows), waterfowl, woodland varieties, hawks, gray partridge, and more are found here.
Important 2013 Update: Due to declining numbers in recent years of Baird’s sparrows and Sprague’s Pipits, and due to the number of people trying to view these birds and the disruption of their limited habitat that results from this activity, Dakota Birding won’t be guiding to these sites.
Knowing bird songs and habitat enables me to spend quality time birding, making use of hearing as well as sight. The beautiful prairie pothole region of ND, with the badlands on the extreme western edge and the mixed-grass prairie on the eastern edge with wooded draws and river valleys offer varied habitat to an abundance of birds and stillness where bird song can be heard.
Visitors traveling to the Sheyenne River valley of ND target birdwatching and find it a worthwhile destination. A rare habitat, the tall grass prairie is also in the SE region of the state with the meandering forested Sheyenne River.
Long days and short nights of the summer (5 AM to 9:45 PM) make it possible to get the most out of a day. Woodland birds are most active mornings while prairie sparrows often sing into the early afternoon. Birding and ecotourism opportunities await you in ND.
Photo opportunities and wildlife viewing are also rewarding pursuits. If you have four hours or four days, a knowledgeable guide can help. Birding by ear and habitat knowledge with help make the most of your time.
Your Guide: I live in Valley City, ND (SE quarter of the state) which is located 60 miles west of Fargo along Interstate Highway-94. Many local attractions are available to tourists in any part of the state visited.
Choose the type of experience that fits you - a few hours or a few days, individuals, small groups or presentations.