Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dawson Forest - Birding Hot Spot

Location: Dawson Forest WMA, Dawson County, Georgia, USA
Direction: Take GA 400 north to Dawson County. Turn left ( or go west) on Dawson Forest Road (just before the Georgia Premium Outlet Mall. Keep go straight and drive across Hwy 9 into the Atlanta Tract of Dawson Forest. The wetland area is located just inside the gate. A paved road continues for 6 miles and ends at the Etowah River. Check upcoming field trips for this location

Please also check Arrival and Departure Dates of GA birds before you come here. Report all birds you have spotted on and/or GABO-L site.

Birds you might see at Dawson Forest in their alphabetical order are:
Acadian Flycatcher
American Crow
American Kestrel
American Redstart
Belted Kingfisher
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blue Grosbeak
Blue Jay
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-winged Warbler (uncommonly)
Brown Creeper
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Common Yellowthroat
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Wood Pewee
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Great Blue Heron
Great crested Flycatcher
Hairy Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Warbler
Indigo Bunting
Kentucky Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Magnolia Warbler
Mouring Warbler
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Northern Parula
Orchard Oriole
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Red Crossbill
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-eyed Vireo
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Savannah Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Swainson's Thrush
Swainson's Warbler
Swamp Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
Warm-eating Warbler
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-eyed Vireo
White-throated Sparrow
Wood Duck
Wood Thrush
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler
---- End of List ------

Data here is obtained from, GABO-L and my own field trip. I will update this list as I spot more birds.
Also see 12-month species chart here

Happy Birding!
-- Linda

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