South Dakota Birding
Where East Meets West
South Dakota is blessed with many varied habitats from the western edge of the tallgrass prairie to the more westerly shortgrass prairie and on into the small mountainous region known as the Black Hills. A trip across the state can provide the birder with a list that ranges from Blue-winged Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Henslow's Sparrow, Wood Thrush and Rose-breasted Grosbeak to Burrowing Owl, Violet-green Swallow, White-throated Swift, Mountain Bluebird, Western Tanager, Black-backed Woodpecker, Virginia's Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak and American Dipper. See why we love birding South Dakota!