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Felton Prairie Complex IBA

Loggerhead Shrike

The Felton Prairie Complex IBA provides habitat for about 40 known species listed as endangered, threatened or special concern, including birds, plants, mammals, leafhoppers and butterflies. The Complex provides habitat for several unique species including the endangered Assiniboia Skipper and threatened Dakota Skipper butterflies. Listed birds include the state endangered Chestnut-collared Longspur, Baird's Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow and Sprague's Pipit, and the threatened Loggerhead Shrike. Other rare species found here include the Marbled Godwit, Prairie Chicken, Yellow Rail, Swainson's Hawk, Hudsonian Godwit, Black-billed Cuckoo, LeConte's sparrow, Dickcissel and Bobolink.

The Felton Prairie Complex is located in Clay County northwest of Fargo/Moorhead within the beach ridges of Glacial Lake Agassiz. To get there travel south from Felton for two miles on MN Highway 9, then east three miles on County Road 108. The IBA is a mixture of private, The Nature Conservancy, and Minnesota DNR owned property.