Robinson, North Dakota
We've got ducks! Rain in May and June filled the sloughs, the grass grew and the ducks responded with a good hatch.
You can't find a better home base in North Dakota’s Prairie Pot Hole Region if you are in search of birds. Whether you prefer to look at birds through the view finder of a camera or down the barrel of a shotgun, you have a good chance of finding what you want in the country side around Robinson ND.
Hundreds of lakes and sloughs sit in the middle of the U.S. Central Flyway with Ducks, Geese, Sandhill Crane and Swan. The native prairie with rolling hills of the coteau, haylands, fields of small grains, corn and soy beans are fantastic feeding areas for Pheasant, Sharp-tail Grouse and Waterfowl.
Kidder County is one of the top ten birding locations in North America. Come find the Bairds Sparrow, Spragues Pipet and the largest nesting colony of White Pelicans in North America.
The Greenhead Lodge is a fully furnished home that offers the great experience of spending time in a North Dakota Agriculture based prairie community. The house is clean and comfortable. Dog are welcome.
The Greenhead lodge is a comfortable, clean lodge within walking distance to the Oldest Bar in North Dakota (Hanson’s Bar – ATM and Serves Pizza) and a wonderful small town café (Carol’s Kitchen – She will make to-go orders and will stay open late if you ask).
The kitchen at the Greenhead Lodge is stocked with all of your cooking needs, the beds are big and spacious and you can drive right up to the front door.
Let's talk ducks, geese, cranes, swans, pheasants and sharptail grouse. From our base camp in Robinson you can do it all in the Kidder County country side. It's easy to hunt here. Besides the thousands of acres of public access, much of the posted land is accessible with just an 'ask'. You can't hunt it all, there's too much water and so many grain fields. Whether it's big water for divers, stubble for mallards or potholes for a multi species bag, if you do ducks or geese, it's here. If your preference is upland there's always a pheasant to find on the edge of a corn field or a group of grouse just over the hill.
Go to the ND Game and Fish website and look at the stocking and lake info for Kidder County. When the water is not hard you can catch fish from the docks and roads. Limits of walleye and pike are common. Ice fishing can be really good too.
Kidder County is host to many species of birds that can help fill your 'life list'. A diversity of wetland types and native prairie offer a great combination of nesting opportunities for species with these specific needs. Add the migration of many species in the spring and fall and you have 8 months of viewing. Many shorebird, wading birds and waterfowl can be found nesting in and around the wetlands. The grasslands are home to a great diversity of species.
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