The hobby of bird watching, or birding, has grown in North Dakota and the Minot area in the past few years. If you plan on adding birding to your vacation itinerary, then Hyatt House Minot is the place for you. We are located close to several different birding refuges around the city, and Minot plays host to North Dakota’s most sought-after avian species. From Yellow Rails and Le Conte’s Sparrows to Gray Partridges and Piping Plovers, guests at our hotel can add these rare finds and more to their watch lists. Audubon National Wildlife Refuge – 14,735 Acres, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge - 19,500 Acres, J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge – 58,700 Acres, Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge – 5,577 Acres, Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge – 32,000 Acres.