LOSTWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGEE
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Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 to protect the breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Known as prairie pothole country the 26,900 acres are a mixture of prairie grass, small hills and wetlands.
This site has been identified as being significant for world bird conservation and officially designated a Globally Important Bird Area.
Birds to See:
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Baird’s Sparrow, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Gadwall, Gray Partridge, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Rock Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Norther Flicker, Yellow Warbler, House Wren, Marsh Wren, American Goldfinch and Black-capped Chickadee.
Whooping Crane, Burrowing Owl, Purple Martin and Golden-crowned Kinglet.
The Lostwood NWR headquarters is located 35km (22 miles) north of Stanley, North Dakota, along State Highway 8. Stanley is located 88.5km (55 miles) west of Minot on State Highway 2.
Burke and Mountrail counties, North Dakota, USA