The nature trail leading through the densely-forested tract at Crooked Creek Watershed Site #3 is remote and has limited access, but the potential for finding good birds here is quite high. The habitat around the 53-acre lake is hardwood-dominated and the bird community is diverse and plentiful. Some swampy and marsh areas provide excellent habitat for waders and other water-loving birds.
This site lacks amenities of any kind, but is worth the extra effort.
Directions: From I-20, take AL 77S to Ashland. Take AL 9N approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Airport Rd. Travel 2 miles. Road dead ends at Watershed #2. Sign on left for Watershed #3.
GPS: 33.3207696 -85.803811