• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Birds - Black-capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee - Parus atricapillus
Black-Capped Chickadee - Parus atricapillus
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This curious and active bird is common to Wind Cave National Park. Its raspy chick-a-dee-dee-dee call, and its whistled fee-bee song can be heard in forested areas throughout the park. The chickadee feeds on insects in warmer months, and on seeds and berries in the colder months. These birds can be seen year-round in the park, very often near the visitor center.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.