Date: 8/10/17 6:10 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] South Dakota Breeding Bird Atlas 2 interactive website announcement
This may be of interest to Nebraska birders ---- South Dakota has released the results of their second Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) via an interactive online tool. A news release and the link to the site are below. Colorado also has an online tool available at<>

Nice to see these results coming out about the same time as Nebraska's second BBA.


Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440


Good morning. I just wanted to share this news release about our new website related to the second SD Breeding Bird Atlas.

In case your email does not bring in the item, here is the link:<>.



CONTACT: Emily Kiel at <Emily.Kiel...><mailto:<Emily.Kiel...>

GFP Launches New Interactive Online Tool about South Dakota Birds

Pierre, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) launched a new interactive online tool featuring the results of a five-year field project about breeding birds.

The online tool is an updated version of South Dakota’s Breeding Bird Atlas providing information on which bird species nest in the state, where they can be found and what habitats they need during the breeding season; including 13 new species found during the field project. Highlights include a total of 252 species recorded during the project, of which 239 species were recorded breeding. The online tool allows users the option to explore the results by species or by blocks. A species page displays the nine square-mile blocks where the species was found, life history information including state-specific information, photos, habitat graphs and printable species accounts. Users can also select blocks from a state map or from a drop-down county list.

To check out the new online version of South Dakota’s Breeding Bird Atlas, visit:<>.

About the project: GFP oversaw and funded this project, using state wildlife grant funds, agency dollars and a contribution from the South Dakota Izaak Walton League. The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies coordinated the effort and assisted with oversight. The project’s success was due to the involvement of volunteer birders, access permission by landowners, staff participation and data contributions from a variety of sources.


GFP Mission: The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks provides sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.

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