Sunday, October 18, 2009

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve - Birding Hot Spot

Location:Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA
Direction:Take I-285 Northbound/Southbound. Take Exit Highway 78, Stone Mt. Freeway exit. Go west toward Decatur for a total of 2.1 miles. Just past a gas station, turn right onto Harrington Rd. Continue through a residiential area for 0.5 miles to a stop sign with Wood Trail Lane and turn right. Continue just 0.2 miles to Preserve entrance (you will see a sign). Park your car at the side of Park entrance.

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

Birds you might see in this location in their alphabetical order:
American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Redstart
American Robin
American Woodcock
Barn Swallow
Belted Kingfisher (see image)
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Blue Jay
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Canada Goose
Cape May Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren (click link to see a video I made)
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chimney Swift
Common Grackle
Common Nighthawk
Common Yellowthroat
Cooper's Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Screech-Owl
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax sp.
European Starling
Fish Crow
Fox Sparrow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Green Heron
Hairy Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Hooded Warbler
House Finch
House Wren
Indigo Bunting
Magnolia Warbler
Marsh Wren
Mourning Dove
Mourning Warbler
Northern Cardinal (Click to see a short video)
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Parula
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Waterthrush
Palm Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Warbler (click to see a short video)
Prairie Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-shouldered Hawk (Click to see a short video)
Red-tailed Hawk (photo link)
Red-winged Blackbird
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Click to see a short video)
Scarlet Tanager
Snowy Egret
Song Sparrow
Swainson's Thrush
Swamp Sparrow
Tennessee Warbler
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
White-breasted Nuthatch (photo link)
White-eyed Vireo
White-throated Sparrow
Wood Duck
Wood Thrush
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
----- End of List -------

I will update the list with more beautiful pictures and video as I photograph more species. Data here is obtained from and GABO-L and my own field trip. Also see 12-month species status chart here.

Happy Birding!
-- Linda

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