- More than 200 bird species live in the region of Wind Cave National Park. The park's website, maintained by the National Park Service, has a list of them.
- American robinImage by Flickr.com, courtesy of John Benson
The songbirds commonly seen in the park include the American robin, mountain bluebird, Western meadowlark, red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch and black-capped chickadee.
- Ring-necked pheasantImage by Flickr.com, courtesy of Gidzy
Some of the permanent species of Wind Cave National Park are the nuthatch, wild turkey, ring-necked pheasant, blue jay and horned lark.
- American kestralImage by Flickr.com, courtesy of Linda Tanner
Raptors such as the golden eagle, American kestrel and red-tailed hawk spend the spring and summer in the park, hunting rodents that live on the prairie.
- Almost all waterfowl in the park are migratory species that are passing either north to breeding grounds or south for the winter.