North Dakota Birding Society Logo

Tips For Finding ND Specialties
North Dakota T-Shirts!!!!
2016 CBC Schedule and Info
NDBS Field Trips
ND Seasonal Reports Online
Upcoming Events
ND Birding Clubs
Favorite Links
Discussion Groups

North Dakota Birding Photo Gallery
(Click the image to see a larger photo, if available.  Click Title for all Birds in the Series)

This pair of eagles has been nesting in West Fargo for several years now. The cute couple was seen on Valentine's Day, 2017. Photo by Dan Mason.
Taken: 2017-02-14 City of West Fargo, ND, on the NW side, near the flood control structure.
 
First time visitor to our yard in Minot, checking feeders no doubt.
Taken: 2016-12-31
 
A second Northern Saw-Whet Owl was discovered in Forest River Park by another birder (thanks, Brittany!), who guided us to see it. The bird is about a half-mile away from the Saw-Whet Owl found earlier in Orchard Glen. Photo by Dan Mason.
Taken: 2017-01-27 Roosting in a non-native decorative shrub about 75 yards east of the Forest River parking lot.
 
Seen on a roost in Fargo's Orchard Park along the Red River, this tiny owl went back to sleep less than a minute after I discovered it. Photo by Dan Mason.
Taken: 2017-01-25 Eastern Cass county, Fargo's Orchard Park, in a conifer grove along the south side of the loop path.
 
One of two Golden Eagles takes a break from eating lunch to look for the competition who just tried to steal his lunch.
Taken: 2017-01-07 SW Cass County, 1.3 miles west of Embden, ND.
 
House Sparrows enjoying the day in downtown Cavalier.
Taken: 2017-01-01
 
House Sparrows enjoying the day in downtown Cavalier.
Taken: 2017-01-01
 
House Sparrows enjoying the day in downtown Cavalier.
Taken: 2017-01-01
 
C.D.P. enjoying the -35 degree sun - 3 Miles NW Medina
Taken: 2016-12-17
 
This is the first year we have had this fellow at our feeder. We are located in S. Bismarck, ND. 100 yds east of Riverwood Golf Course.
Taken: 2016-12-13
 
Geese, Ducks, Swans
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-Duck        Dendrocygna bicolor
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Ross's Goose Chen rossii
Brant Branta bernicla
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon        Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana
American Black Duck        Anas rubripes
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Mottled Duck        Anas fulvigula
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey        Anas querquedula
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Common Eider        Somateria mollissima
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter        Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye        Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Gallinaceous
Northern Bobwhite (exotic)        Colinus virginianus
Chukar (exotic) Alectoris chukar
Gray Partridge Perdix perdix
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Ruffed Grouse        Bonasa umbellus
Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus
Greater Prairie-Chicken        Tympanuchus cupido
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
Loons thru Pelicans
Red-throated Loon        Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Common Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
Northern Gannet        Morus bassanus
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican        Pelecanus occidentalis
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Anhinga        Anhinga anhinga
Wading Birds
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Wood Stork        Mycteria americana
Vultures, Hawks, Falcons
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Swallow-tailed Kite        Elanoides forficatus
White-tailed Kite        Elanus leucurus
Mississippi Kite        Ictinia mississippiensis
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
Rails, Cranes
Yellow Rail        Coturnicops noveboracensis
King Rail        Rallus elegans
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Common Crane        Grus grus
Whooping Crane Grus americana
Shorebirds
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Mountain Plover        Charadrius montanus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Willet Tringa semipalmata
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Eskimo Curlew        Numenius borealis
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper        Calidris acuminata
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Gulls, Terns, Jaegers
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Ross's Gull        Rhodostethia rosea
Laughing Gull        Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Mew Gull Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
California Gull Larus californicus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull        Larus schistisagus
Glaucous-winged Gull        Larus glaucescens
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern        Sterna paradisaea
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
South Polar Skua        Stercorarius maccormicki
Pomarine Jaeger        Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger        Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Doves thru Cuckoos
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon        Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Passenger Pigeon        Ectopistes migratorius
Inca Dove        Columbina inca
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Owls
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Barred Owl Strix varia
Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
Nightjars thru Kingfisher
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Common Poorwill        Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckers
Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Acorn Woodpecker        Melanerpes formicivorus
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Western Wood-Pewee        Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher        Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Shrikes, Vireos
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
White-eyed Vireo        Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Plumbeous Vireo        Vireo plumbeus
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Jays thru Raven
Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Pinyon Jay        Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven Corvus corax
Swallows thru Creepers
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Purple Martin Progne subis
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
Boreal Chickadee        Poecile hudsonicus
Tufted Titmouse        Baeolophus bicolor
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Pygmy Nuthatch        Sitta pygmaea
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
Wrens thru Kinglets
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's Wren        Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Northern Wheatear        Oenanthe oenanthe
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Western Bluebird        Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Wood-Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) Vermivora cross
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
Virginia's Warbler        Vermivora virginiae
Northern Parula        Parula americana
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) Dendroica coronata
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon)        Dendroica coronata
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Townsend's Warbler        Dendroica townsendi
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Prairie Warbler        Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Bay-breasted Warbler        Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler        Dendroica cerulea
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush        Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Connecticut Warbler        Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler        Wilsonia canadensis
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Sparrows
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Brewer's Sparrow        Spizella breweri
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Black-throated Sparrow        Amphispiza bilineata
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Nelson's Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
McCown's Longspur Calcarius mccownii
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Tanagers thru Dickcissel
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Dickcissel Spiza americana
Blackbirds
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Brambling        Fringilla montifringilla
Finches
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
Cassin's Finch        Carpodacus cassinii
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea
Hoary Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
Lesser Goldfinch        Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Miscellaneous
Exotics Found in ND (Presumed Escapees)
Fun Stuff (Other Contributions)