Birds

A white-breasted nuthatch climbing down the bark of a ponderosa pine tree.
A white-breasted nuthatch climbing down the bark of a ponderosa pine tree.

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Many different birds live at Mount Rushmore during different parts of the year, including this white-breasted nuthatch (pictured at right). Nuthatches, which live here year round, eat insects, nuts and seeds. Watch for them creeping head first down ponderosa pine trunks in search of food.

Visit the photo gallery below to see images of some of the commonly seen birds at Mount Rushmore.

 

Last updated: September 7, 2016

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Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751

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