The Wind Cave December Bird Count centers on the Rankin Ridge Lookout and goes out 5 miles. This covers the entire National Park plus parts of Custer State Park and adjoining National Forest Service and private lands. In 2011 the decision was made to adjust the 15 mile diameter area particpants cover in order to include the Casey addition to the park.
The next December bird count will take on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Meet at the park visitor center at 8:00 a.m. For more information contact the park by email or by phone 605-745-4600.