This Fort is for the Birds Historical

This Fort is for the Birds Historical (HM1WSY)

Location: Eden, SD 57232 Marshall County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 39.401', W 97° 32.319'

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The prairie pothole lakes region that surrounds Fort Sisseton is a haven for birds. Birds and waterfowl were found in abundance when the military arrived at Fort Sisseton. In 1868 and 1869, Fort surgeon Dr. B. Knickerbocker recorded 44 species of birds on the military reservation. He even saw two rare species of birds while they nested - migratory Trumpeter Swans and Sandhill Cranes.

Today, birders can witness several species of waterfowl including Double Breasted Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, Pelicans, Canada Geese and a great variety of ducks. Other birds common to South Dakota that can be found on the Coteau des Prairie include Warblers, White and Red-Breasted Nuthatches, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Red-Tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles.
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Date Added Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 613853 N 5056942
Decimal Degrees45.65668333, -97.53865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 39.401', W 97° 32.319'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 39' 24.06" N, 97° 32' 19.14" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Hwy 5, Eden SD 57232, US
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