Piedmont Plateau | Autauga | Best Seasons: Fall | Spring | Winter
Jones Bluff Powerhouse / Robert F. Henry Dam has surprisingly good birding owing in no small part to the variety of habitats. This is one of the best places in the region to see wading birds, shorebirds, gulls and terns in the wetland areas, with excellent second-growth habitat for Prairie Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, sparrows, and wrens. This is also an excellent place to watch for birds of prey.
Note: If you approach this site from the north via CR8, this well-maintained unpaved road has great birding potential.
GPS: N32 19.554′ | W086 47.228′
From US 82, take CR1 to CR8 to CR15 . Continue S on CR15 5.5 miles to end at Jones Bluff Powerhouse.
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