BCR 29 - Piedmont

BCR 29 mapThe 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 this BCR

Chattahoochee National Forest

Conowingo Dam

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge and Hitchiti Experimental Forest

Talladega National Forest, including Oakmulgee Ranger District