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Nestled on the North Dakota prairie, Pipestem Creek is in the heart of the potholes and prairie region. Thanks to its prime location in the central fly zone, this birding and nature retreat offers rare access to a variety of birds, including many unique to the area.

Visitors from around the country travel to the Pipestem Creek area, hoping to catch a glimpse of these rare species:
  • Baird's sparrow

  • LeConte's sparrow

  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
    Gray Partridge
  • Nelson's Sharp-tailed sparrow
  • Sprague's pipit
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur

Pipestem Creek is situated on one of the birding drives developed by Birding Drives Dakota. Just beyond the birding retreat's grounds, top birding opportunities beckon.

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge is only five miles away. And a 40-minute-drive will land birders in the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Designated as one of America's 500 Most Important Bird Areas by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Chase Lake boasts the largest white pelican population in North America. In addition, its virgin prairie attracts the Baird's sparrow.

Ann Reimers Hoffert, owner and operator of Pipestem Creek , is happy to share her life-long birding knowledge with her guests. To make the visit more complete, she can also arrange a professional guide to take guests on outings.

Ann is the past president of Birding Drives Dakota. For more information, go to www.birdingdrives.com

For more information to plan your visit to Pipestem Creek , please call (701) 650-9002.

Canoeing on Jamestown River
Ann and Ernie Hoffert are enjoying a canoe trip on the James River in the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Bean

In the photo to the left by Tom Bean, Ann Hoffert is birdwatching in the Arrowwood NWR http://www.fws.gov/arrowwood/index.html

Looking up
Birders checking out the birds. Photo by Rae Jerrel

Birders looking at the various birds on the grounds of Pipestem Creek.

Jamming at the Festival Social
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
Celebrating birds after a day of birding

Bus Tour
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
A birding bus tour on the coteau

Chase Lake NWR
Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
Chase Lake NWR - Birders along the shoreline.

Wilderness Walk
Photo by Lynne E. Anderson
Event: Wilderness Walk at Chase Lake NWR.

Photo by Lynne E. Arrowsmith
Bison on the Coteau.

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