South Dakota Bald Eagle Awareness Days         Bald Eagle Awareness Days
How to Help
  • Volunteer your time and energy to conservation agencies and organizations in efforts to restore cottonwood forests for future bald eagle habitat.  Local Pierre, South Dakota organizations include the Missouri Breaks Audubon Chapter and the High Plains Wildlife Association.

  • Volunteer to care for injured eagles, hawks, owls and other birds of prey at a local raptor rehabilitation center.  In Pierre, South Dakota, contact Dr. Virginia Trexler-Myren, Oahe Wildlife Center at 605-945-2911.

  • If you are aware of a bald eagle nest or roost site in South Dakota, notify the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks or the US Fish and Wildlife Service and work with them to protect the area.

  • If you find a dead or wounded eagle in South Dakota, notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 605-224-8693 or call your local Game, Fish and Parks Conservation Officer. If treated promptly at a wildlife rehabilitation center, such as the Oahe Wildlife Center in Pierre, many injured raptors can be returned to the wild.

  • Be aware of legislation affecting conservation efforts. Contact your elected representatives at all government levels.

  • Avoid disturbing bald eagles, particularly during the nesting and wintering seasons. Always observe these birds from a distance.

  • Report wildlife violations in South Dakota by calling the TIPs line at 1-888-OVERBAG (683-7224).

 Bald Eagle Awareness Days

 Watching Eagles


 Educational Activities

Download an eagle brochure (PDF file) by clicking here. Brochures can be obtained from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks at 523 East Capitol Avenue in Pierre, South Dakota 57501.  If you have questions or comments, email or call the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks at (605) 773-4229.