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 better places in the region to see wading birds, primarily Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets, along with shorebirds, gulls and terns in the wetland areas. Watch the drive in for some excellent second-growth habitat for Prairie Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, sparrows, and wrens. Common Ground Doves have been spotted here, and you can usually expect a number of Double-crested Cormorants around the dam.
Note: If you approach this site from the north via CR8, this well-maintained unpaved road has great birding potential. There are several picnic tables here, along with a portable restroom.
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.
Amenities Available: Picnic Tables, Restrooms
Jones Bluff Park is an extremely productive and diverse area. The trail bordering the Alabama River is a great place to view riparian birds, from Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to Louisiana Waterthrushes, Prothonotary Warblers, Ospreys, Double-crested Co …