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SDOU Checklists of South Dakota Birds may be directly printed out on 8 1/2" X 14" paper from this site - print our field checklist. Alternatively, they are available on heavy-duty paper for $1.00 each, postage paid; minimum order is five copies, $5.00.
SDOU decals for SD organizational automobile license plates are available for $10 per pair plus $1 postage and handling. These support and promote SDOU. Organizational license plates cost the same as regular plates if ordered for a new car or at the time everyone must replace their plates. At other times, organizational plates may be ordered as replacements from SD- DMV for a $10 fee additional to the regular registration fee. See Emblem Plates for Organizations.
NEW BOOK: Birder's Guide to South Dakota - A guide to birding locations and birds in South Dakota. The book covers the variety of habitats in the state, ranging from pine and spruce forests of the Black Hills and open mixed-grass prairies in the west to large reservoirs on the Missouri River to eastern deciduous forest outposts and remnant tallgrass prairies in far eastern regions. Over 420 species of birds have been documented in South Dakota. This book aims to introduce birders to the rich habitats that South Dakota has to offer and their associated birds. Over 100 of the best birding sites in the state are mapped and described in the book, along with specifics on the habitats and birds that occur at each of these sites.
Founded in 1949, SDOU has been South Dakota's primary statewide organization to promote the study of wild birds, to encourage ornithological research, and to preserve the state's avian records. Birders, environmentally-concerned individuals, ornithologists and other natural scientists all contribute to these efforts.
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