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Bluestem Prairie, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Bluestem Prairie, Midwest United States

Map of Bluestem Prairie, Midwest United States

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

State Park near Fargo, ND


Moving the Car

7/10/2012: I arrived late on July 9 to the Buffalo River State Park in an attempt to find the Prairie Chicken and the Upland Sandpiper. Chances were going to be slim for finding the chicken, but as long as I was there. After an exciting meal alone at the Mexican restaurant in Fargo, I camped for the night in the park. I had a quick walk around, but I did not see any definite prairie chickens though there was a lot of movement in the tall grass.

The next day, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to look again for the Prairie Chicken. In that attempt, I saw several White-tailed Deer.

Birds 5, Scott 1

Previous Visit (Tamarack Lake: 7/9/2012)
Next Visit (170th St : 7/10/2012)

Species Recorded (21)

Birds ( 17 )

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus stellaris

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta


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United States


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