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Birding in South Dakota

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.
This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in South Dakota.

Click on a county name on the map or the alphabetical list of counties to find the eBird Hotspots in the county. For Buffalo County, please use the list. Enter all or part of the name of a Hotspot in the search box on the right to search for a particular location.
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Select by County
➢ Clickable Map (above)
➢ Alphabetical list of Counties (on right)
Select from a List
➢ Alphabetical list of Hotspots ⇓ (under development)

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Aurora

Beadle

Bennett

Bon Homme

Brookings

Brown

Brule

Buffalo

Butte

Campbell

Charles Mix

Clark

Clay

Codington

Corson

Custer

Davison

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Day

Deuel

Dewey

Douglas

Edmunds

Fall River

Faulk

Grant

Gregory

Haakon

Hamlin

Hand

Hanson

Harding

Hughes

Hutchinson

Hyde

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Jackson

Jerauld

Jones

Kingsbury

Lake

Lawrence

Lincoln

Lyman

McCook

McPherson

Marshall

Meade

Mellette

Miner

Minnehaha

Moody

Pennington

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Perkins

Potter

Roberts

Sanborn

Shannon

Spink

Stanley

Sully

Todd

Tripp

Turner

Union

Walworth

Yankton

Ziebach

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Top 20 Hotspots in South Dakota

  1. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  2. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Badlands National Park
  4. Oahe Downstream Recreation Area
  5. Oakwood Lakes State Park- loop
  6. Newton Hills State Park
  7. Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
  8. Corsica Lake
  9. Outdoor Campus (Sioux Falls)
  10. Oahe - Echo Point/Foggy Bottoms
  11. Canyon Lake
  12. White Lake
  13. Aberdeen and Surrounding Area
  14. Custer State Park
  15. Waubay National Wildlife Refuge
  16. Farm Island
  17. Leola City Park and Pond
  18. Lake Yankton
  19. Elk Creek Rd. (Sevey Lake)
  20. Oak Lake Field Station - South Dakota State University