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South Dakota Birding Hotspots

The map above depicts some of my favorite birding locations within the state of South Dakota.  Clicking on the point on the map, or on the links below, will bring up pages providing detailed information on birding opportunities in those locations, including directions, area descriptions, birds of note, ground photos of the area, and bird photos taken at the location.  This page is a work in progress.  Active links below the map indicate finished pages for that location.  Other numbered locations will be added shortly, and additional locations will be added in the future.

1 - Newton Hills State Park

8 - Gavin's Point Dam

2 - Lake Thompson Area

9 - Presho Area

3 - Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls

10 - LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge 

4 - Big Sioux Recreation Area

11 - Dewey Gevik / Wall Lake

5 - Madison Waterfowl Production Area

12 - Beaver Creek Nature Area

6 - Oahe Dam and Pierre

13 - Prairie Potholes of western Minnehaha County

7 - Fort Pierre National Grasslands

14  - Dakota Nature Park, Brookings