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Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Address: 3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531-9419
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Jackie suggested where we could find pharalopes and she was SO correct. Very helpful and eager to assist.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
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Aiken, SC
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New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 wasting time going here.

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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 inside but none seem to be interested in helping me much so I decided to... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. The tour takes you several miles along the coast of Lake Audubon and ends at... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 questions and provided information about the property, even took a few photos for us. Along... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 to view birds and wildlife. There is a bison herd. As with all birding, timing... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

Definitely bring your binoculars!! Fantastic for bird watching. lovely country side, great to spend the day and pack a picnic

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Carolinas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

A beautiful oasis of nature on the N. Dakota prairie. There's a 1-mile trail through various types of vegetation, and a 7-mile drive with stops along the way (get a guide brochure at the visitor center). Bring your binoculars. We saw lots of birds, but they were far away. I didn't know that there were pelicans in N. Dakota. The... More 

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Beulah, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Check this out in spring and fall for wildlife viewing and photography. Waterfowl, deer, shorebirds (including the piping plover if you are lucky), upland birds, and more. Catching the migration is key.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

We visited Audubon NWR this past summer when the waters were at an historic high. Several of the roads were closed, but we were still able to drive around the complex. They have a very nice visitors center and although the facility is small I recommend seeing it. A nice little stop near Lake Sakakawea.

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