Eagle

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Hundreds of pothole lakes, dozens of rushing rivers, and miles of sprawling prairie make South Dakota an ideal destination for birding. Trails across the state wind through public and protected habitats, such as the Lake Andes Wildlife Refuge (home to the annual South Dakota Birding Festival) and the Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, and bring avian aficionados close enough for some great encounters. 

Prairie chickens
Prairie Chickens
Wild turkeys
Merriam's Wild Turkeys
Black-billed Magpie
Black-billed Magpie
Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
American White Pelicans
American White Pelicans
Pheasant
Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Meadowlark
Meadowlark
Mountain Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Egret
Great Egret
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Mallard and Wood Ducks
Mallard and Wood Ducks