Badlands National Park lies at an avian crossroads, where watchful visitors may observe both eastern and western birds. The park’s diverse habitats support an abundance of birdlife: 206 species have been documented in Badlands with 67 species known to nest here.

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206 bird species have been identified in Badlands National Park. Learn about the birds of the Badlands and get a species list here.

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Birds of Prey

Birds of prey like Golden Eagles, Northern Harriers, Short-Eared Owls, and more call the Badlands home.


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Last updated: June 11, 2021

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25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750


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