• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Birds - White-breasted Nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
White-Breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
 
 
Nuthatches are active birds that can be seen hopping down the trunk of trees head-first. The white-breasted nuthatch is larger than the red-breasted variety. Both can be seen year-round at Wind Cave National Park. Often they can be seen pecking at the bark of trees to find insects, although they also can eat seeds and nuts. Their nasal, yank-yank call can be heard near the visitor center and in forested areas throughout the park.

Did You Know?

boxwork

Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world and has an amazing amount of a rare cave formation called boxwork. More...