Birds of Wind Cave

A cedar waxwing perches on a branch.
A cedar waxwing perched in pine branches.

NPS Photo

Situated in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota, Wind Cave straddles ponderosa pine forests, open prairie, and riparian habitats. As a result, it is a prime location to see a diverse array of birds.

Follow the links below to learn more about the general bird groups found in the park. Additionally, this page contains a bird list and descriptions.
A bald eagle perches atop a tree branch.

Birds of Prey

Learn more about the birds of prey who range in Wind Cave National Park.

A blue jay perches atop a handmade bird feeder.

All Other Birds

Songbirds, corvids and more also call Wind Cave National Park home.


More About Area Birds

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    Last updated: August 6, 2019

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