South Dakota: Badlands and Black Hills.
A partnership with Red Hill Birding and ENSBC. ENSBC members have first preference.
Western South Dakota is a classic summer vacation destination. The abundance of public lands, dotted with small towns and tourist attractions, provides a fantastic cross section of landscapes, birds, and Americana. This trip will take in Badlands National Park, with its incredible rock formations; the Black Hills, an outpost of the Rocky Mountains which reach an elevation of over 7,000ft; and the vast Great Plains north of the Black Hills. Birdwise, this is very much the West, featuring birds like American Dipper, Rock and Canyon Wrens, Lark Bunting, Ferruginous Hawk, and Burrowing Owl (not to mention bighorn sheep, bison, and other western mammals).
The trip promises to be a combination of birds and culture and spectacular scenery.
Cost: $2,790 per person sharing Single room supplement: $770 plus airfare, tips and personal expenses.
Maximum 12 participants.
Guides: Josh Engel and Steve Huggins.
Link to itinerary coming soon (after 1_31_23)