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Arrowwood NWR, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Arrowwood NWR, Midwest United States

Map of Arrowwood NWR, Midwest United States

Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Marshland in North Dakota.


Moving the Car

7/10/2012: The next stop was the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge near Jamestown. While I was at the rest stop, I learned that there is a special birding map available for the Jamestown area. The people in the gas station had no idea what I was talking about, however, and they had never heard of Arrowwood. After driving around town for a few minutes, I did manage to find the road to the refuge.

It was approaching mid-day, and the weather was starting to get hot. I spent some time at the Sharp-tailed Grouse lek, but it was way too late in the season to see anything there. There was a walking trail full of warblers and even a raccoon.

I never did find the bird-finding map. The sandpipers that I was hoping to see remained mostly hidden, but just outside the refuge, I did find a pool with a few sandpipers as well as the Black Tern. One of the biologists at the refuge told me about some displaying Upland Sandpipers, but those were nowhere to be found.

Birds 6, Scott 2

Previous Visit (I-94 Rest Stop: 7/10/2012)
Next Visit (Chase Lake NWR: 7/10/2012)

Species Recorded (23)

Birds ( 22 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Ferruginous Hawk - Buteo regalis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black Tern - Chlidonias niger

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis

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

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Dickcissel - Spiza americana

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

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis


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United States


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