What is the State Bird of South Dakota?
APRIL 26, 2016
South Dakota went a different way, designating the Ring-necked Pheasant as the state bird in 1943. In fact, the bird is so popular that it was also chosen for South Dakota’s bicentennial commemorative quarter! Birds Ring-necked Pheasant South Dakota state birdMany states choose their representative bird based on common, native birds spending part or all of the year within the states’ borders.