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Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531-9419
+1 701-442-5474
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Great Grassland Birding

Audubon NWR is a good stop for a bird brain like me. The auto tour route was a nice drive, a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
okaugust
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Wyoming
If you like birds

Nice Audubon center. I am spoiled in Mass as we have many Mass Audubon sites but they are more for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
srodday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“gravel road” (2 reviews)
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3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531-9419
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Audubon NWR is a good stop for a bird brain like me. The auto tour route was a nice drive, a lot of different habits to go through. There were a ton of Bobolinks, a lot of grassland birds if you know what to look...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Audubon center. I am spoiled in Mass as we have many Mass Audubon sites but they are more for walking and not touring. This National Audubon site had a driving tour and we saw any birds around the area in different types of lands...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a hard time finding an address for this, so here is the Lat / Long for the drive into the Visitor's center. LAT: N 47 34.473 LONG: W 101 15.569; This is 55 min. from Minot on Hwy 83. Hwy 83 is a...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

The driving tour of the refuge was interesting. We had the place pretty much to ourselves, so we could stop to see birds whenever they appeared. The drive is nearly nine miles long on a dirt road, so go prepared to take some time doing...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I went here on September 16, 2016 and saw some bison in the far. It was lightly raining when I was there and the dirt/gravel road made a mess of the car. Did not see flocks of birds or anything else and would not recommend...More

Thank Darren S
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

The 8 mile loop is definitely worth the drive, we saw 3 American Bittern in flight, western kingbirds, golden eye ducks, sharp railed grouse as well as avocet. Incredible place to visit if you are a birder.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

What a surprise. I was taking a long drive starting at Bismarck and going up and around Lake Sakakawea. I decided to stop by the Audubon National Wildlife Complex which is on a gravel road about 1-2 miles off HWY 83. There were several people/rangers...More

Thank HazelEyesFromTN
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I swung through the complex on my way from Minot to Bismarck. My GPS decided to take in my the wrong way, and I ended up at the end of the auto tour road. I stopped and grabbed the pamphlets and started down the road....More

1  Thank J W
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

You can enjoy a visit to the informative Visitor Center, take a hike/walk on the trail behind the Center, or take the 8 mile Auto Tour. During our visit we did these things and enjoyed it all. The staff is very helpful, they answered our...More

1  Thank goneagain2
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

There is a brand new visitor center and helpful staff. Due to many days of rain, the Auto Tour Route has been closed. We just happened to be there the day it opened and were glad we could complete it. This is a spectacular place...More

1  Thank BunnyoftheGlen
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