Birds - Brown Thrasher
Brown thrashers frequent thickets and shrubby areas of the park, often near forest edges and near the visitor center. The bird, like all mockingbirds, is known for its singing ability, but the brown thrasher is thought to have one of the broadest repertoires of North American birds. Brown thrashers usually sing phrases in pairs. Brown thrashers are first observed at Wind Cave National Park around late April to early May.
Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.