This area of longleaf pine stands in stark contrast to the surrounding forest structure. These longleaf pines have been overstocked and are growing too densely (more than 1,000 stems per acre) to create the open understory characteristic of ideal longleaf habitat. This is a prime example of an area that is not managed to the land’s potential. Still, this habitat is suitable for certain birds.
Birds You May See in the Area:
Year-round: Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Pine Warblers, and Eastern Towhees.
Summer: Hooded Warblers.
Winter: Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-throated Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos.
This is the last interpretive stop along this birding trail. As you exit the loop, you will pass through areas of private property. Please respect these areas when traveling. To return to US Highway 82, drive 0.26 miles to FS 731, turn left and drive 0.4 miles to Bibb County Road 16. Turn left on CR 16 and drive 0.95 miles to Bibb County Road 1. Turn left on CR 1 and travel 3.14 miles back to Pearson Gap.