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What is the State Bird of South Dakota?

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South Dakota went a different way, designating the Ring-necked Pheasant as the state bird in 1943. In fact, the bird is so popular that it was also chosen for South Dakota’s bicentennial commemorative quarter! Ring-necked Pheasants are native to Asia, brought over in the 1880’s.

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South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility

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Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota. This looks like its for farming of livestock, not medical research, but that's bad too. Research on animals is research on animals. From the High Plains Journal. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Sept.

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PETA Sues the University of South Dakota

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Tags: university research university of south dakota PETA.

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Birding Senegal: Costco ads and Scissor-tailed Kites

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According to Google, Senegal is about the same size as South Dakota. lists in South Dakota and Senegal has had 757 eBirders submit 12.1K There are some lists there from the few Americans that have visited and the rogue European birder that has taken to using eBird, but otherwise, it is fairly under eBirded.

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The Importance of Nurturing Young Birders

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I began a program for PBS on a group of young kids in a small town in South Dakota. On Mother’s Day, an F2 Tornado hit the small town of Delmont, South Dakota. But the kids in South Dakota are going to be ok now. 84 homes were destroyed so it was minimal in many ways and I am thankful for that.

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding – Part II

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The Collective added six new states in the past three years, but none have eclipsed the century mark: Wisconsin ( 74 ), Utah (55), Hawaii (38), Oklahoma (18), Rhode Island (9), and Connecticut (5).

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When Will One Show Up In Queens?

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Its journey originated in South Dakota, 1,500 miles to the west! The Mountain Lion struck and killed by a car in Connecticut in June has been confirmed as a wild animal. The last confirmed sighting of a cougar in Connecticut was in the late 1800s.