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Bird Watching Tour 2023 - Free for SD Grasslands Coalition Members!

The annual bird watching tour in South Dakota is fast approaching, and it promises to be an exciting event for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This year's tour will be hosted by Jeff & Kim Zimprich, who have a wealth of experience in bird watching and conservation.



Participants are encouraged to bring their digital cameras and binoculars to capture the stunning sights of the birds, livestock, and wildlife in the area. The tour will take place on June 2-3, 2023, at Pasque Hill on Beaver Creek in Brandon, SD. Current members can attend the tour for free, making it an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to explore the beauty of South Dakota's prairies. As with any outdoor excursion, please dress appropriately and wear sturdy, enclosed footwear since the terrain may be uneven, and the weather can change quickly, so it's essential to come prepared with clothing that protects against the elements and potential injury. Presentations from landowners and conservation experts will cover various topics related to bird conservation and habitat management. Here are some examples of what will be covered:

1. Habitat restoration and management: Landowners and conservation experts will discuss different techniques for restoring and managing bird habitats, such as prescribed burning, invasive species management, and the creation of wildlife corridors. 2. Threats to bird populations: Experts will discuss the threats facing bird populations, such as habitat loss, climate change, and pollution, and what can be done to mitigate these threats. 3. Monitoring bird populations: Experts will talk about the importance of monitoring bird populations, and how different techniques, such as bird banding and citizen science projects, can be used to gather data on bird populations. 4. Working with landowners: Landowners and conservation experts will discuss how they can work together to promote bird conservation and the benefits that can come from these partnerships. 5. Bird-friendly land management practices: Landowners will discuss how they have implemented bird-friendly land management practices on their properties, such as the use of native plant species and the creation of bird nesting boxes. 6. Success stories in bird conservation: Experts will share examples of successful bird conservation projects, and what made them successful. The annual bird watching tour promises to be an unforgettable experience for anyone who attends; this is an excellent opportunity for you to immerse yourself in nature, learn from experts, and witness the beauty of South Dakota's wildlife. Anyone interested in bird watching or nature conservation should mark their calendars for June 2-3, 2023, and join the tour.




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