You may also go to our web page on “Citizen Science” to learn about using your birding skills for scientific purpose.
National Audubon Society on South Dakota Birding, < click for hyperlink
Birding information by SD Game, Fish and Parks
SD Birding trails (SD GFP):
SD OU birding hotspots by Ornithological Society: https://sdou.org/Places/Places.aspx?id=bh
MAPS WITH LAND OWNERSHIP – by SD GFP
Why do you care? Lots of public land in SD…find out where you can wander without worry about trespass.
Save money buying maps from each federal agency’s office as you go through town.
GFP revises a map each year of land ownership in SD – State of SD creates the Hunter Atlas and hands out free versions at SDGFP offices, but you can get various versions on-line, all three versions are listed below.
South Dakota Birding Check list: (over 430 birds and there may be other checklists)
Badlands has 238 birds (I counted by hand so # might be off): https://www.nps.gov/badl/learn/nature/birds.htm
Black Hills National Forest bird list (did not count) https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5114262.pdf
La creek NWR list has 281 birds https://www.fws.gov/refuge/lacreek/wildlife_and_habitat/bird_list.html
Lake Andes NWR https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/birdlist_Oct2012.pdf
Avi Base list for SD https://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp?region=ussd
SD Breeding bird Atlas
The second South Dakota Breeding Bird Atlas revision, started in 2008 and was completed in 2012, was a statewide survey to determine the current distribution and status of every bird species breeding in the state of South Dakota. These results were compared to bird distributions during the first SDBBA (1988-1992) to see what changes have occurred. The atlas was conducted by volunteers . It was a great opportunity for birders to contribute to the knowledge of South Dakota birds while having fun and
learning about our local birds and their habitats. Info is also posted SD Game, Fish and Parks (a state agency) web site.
For more information and to download the Atlas or order a hard-copy go to: https://gfp.sd.gov/breeding-bird-atlas/
Prairie Hills Audubon Society has a list serve for members and friends to discuss birds, issues associated with birds and birding field trips.
PHAS LIST SERVE ON BIRDS –
PHAS has a list serve for members and friends focused on birds and birding. All field trips are announced on this list serve and it is available for members and friends to communicate about birds and issues related to birds. Folks wanting to subscribe contact Nancy or Jedediah, firstname.lastname@example.org, 605-787-6466, and jedediah (207) 310-4665, email@example.com
Here is the address:
Please watch our events page for field trip announcements
There are also two other list serves in SD on birding : sd-birds and NHBC list serves at IO groups.