Birds - House Wren
These small, energetic birds can be found in open woodlands, low shrubs near forested edges and near the visitor center. Their song is loud and bubbly, and it rises in pitch. Wrens also can make a soft, chattering call that can resemble a rattlesnake. They can be observed during the summer months. First observed around 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.