Logging Camp Ranch | Birding
Above the river, in the pines, memories are made.

Birding - Nature Study

5,000 acres exclusively for you!

We invite you to explore the 6,000 acre virgin Ponderosa Pine Forest with 300-year-old trees, the winding Little Missouri River, and beautiful North Dakota Badlands.  We also enjoy a variety of remarkable natural science opportunities such as viewing long billed curlews, burrowing owls, poorwills, and sharptail and sage grouse on dancing grounds.

Birdwatchers come to North Dakota to observe prairie species that are relatively rare elsewhere. The 365 species making the North Dakota Birdwatcher's Checklist include Baird's Sparrow, Le Conte's Sparrow, Sprague's Pipit, Piping Plover, Ferruginous Hawk, Least Tern, Upland Sandpiper, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Bobolinks and Prairie Chicken.

The annual Whooping Crane migration between northern Alberta and the Gulf Coast of Texas brings North America's tallest bird through North Dakota twice each year, usually in April and September. Visitors have a chance to see some of the 200 or so remaining whoopers on their last natural flyway.  

The world's largest nesting colony of White Pelicans at Chase Lake provide more opportunity for birdwatchers, and the great blue heron is another of North Dakota's visible assets. The state bird is the Western Meadowlark, and travelers are treated to a steady concert by this species on every state highway an

Observers at wildlife refuges can thrill to the courtship antics of the Western Grebe. Several national wildlife refuges and the ND Game and Fish Department have sharp-tailed grouse observation blinds available for public use.

For more information on areas in North Dakota for viewing birds and other wildlife, copies of the North Dakota Wildlife Viewing Guide (Falcon Press) may be purchased at the ND Game and Fish Dept. for $3.00.

 Bird List from the Logging Camp Ranch Area
Original List taken from July '94. New birds added as needed
Slope County Observers - Tom Gibson, Mike Barnhart, Jean Legge
Lark Sparrow                                  
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Yellow-Breasted Chat
Wood Duck
Rufous-sided Towhee (western)
Lazuli Bunting
Eastern Bluebird
Common Poorwill
Mourning Dove
Field Sparrow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Belted Kingfisher
Barn Swallow
Flicker (Red Shafted)
W. Meadowlark

Northern Harrier
Red Crossbill
Black & White Warbler
American White Pelican
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown Thrasher
Mountain Bluebird
Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Audubon's Race)
Great Horned Owl
Red-tailed Hawk
Loggerhead Shrike
Burrowing Owl
Horned Lark
Golden Eagle
Cedar Waxwing
Common Nighthawk
Yellow Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Common Yellowthroat
Pine Siskin
Gray Catbird
Great Blue Heron
Ring-necked Pheasant
Sharp-tail Grouse
Black Capped Chickadee
Warbling Vireo 






John & Jennifer Hanson (701) 279-5501
Fax (701) 279-6663   E-mail jhanson@loggingcampranch.com