BCR 29 - Piedmont |
The Piedmont is transitional between the mountainous Appalachians and the flat coastal plain, and is dominated by pine and mixed southern hardwoods. Priority landbirds include Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman's Sparrow, and Brown-headed Nuthatch. Interior wetlands, reservoirs, and riverine systems provide migration and wintering habitat for waterfowl and some shorebirds. The fragmented patchwork of pasture, woodlots, and suburban sprawl that now dominates most of this region creates significant bird conservation challenges.
ABC-designated Globally Important Bird Areas in
Chattahoochee National Forest
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge and Hitchiti Experimental Forest
Talladega National Forest, including Oakmulgee Ranger District