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Lewis and Clark in North Dakota:
Wildlife Then & Now


Old Field Lark (Western Meadowlark) Past Western Meadowlark Distribution Map of North Dakota Present Western Meadowlark Distribution Map of North Dakota
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Old Field Lark (Western Meadowlark)

Lewis and Clark recognized the slight differences between our western meadowlark, and the eastern form known to them as the field lark. As appropriate for our state bird, the meadowlark is found throughout North Dakota.

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