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The Parks of West Point Dam

Piedmont Plateau | Chambers | Best Seasons: Winter

The Parks of West Point Dam are strategically positioned to offer a variety of locations for enjoying the rich birding opportunities around the dam. The various parks also offer panoramic views of the lake, notable for winter gulls and terns. The woods surrounding the Lake are rather open, mostly mature pine and mixed oak, with a good variety of songbirds and raptors. The major attraction here is panoramic views of the lake, notable for winter gulls and terns. Look for loons and other waterfowl in colder months, swallows and Purple Martins in the warmer ones. Bald Eagles and Osprey nest in the vicinity. A good spot for rarities, including Great Cormorant, watch the easy-to-see gulls carefully, as numerous unusual gulls can be present along with the more common varieties.

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Turnipseed Camp

Piedmont Plateau | Clay | Best Seasons: Spring, Summer

Located in the Talladega National Forest, Turnipseed Camp is an excellent addition to birding in nearby Cheaha State Park.    It provides a nice stop for woodland songbirds, and is easily reached via the Talladega Scenic Byway. This small, rustic campg …

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Wedowee Kiwanis Park

Wedowee Kiwanis Park offers several distinctly different habitats in a relatively compact site. The park is heavily wooded, predominately in hardwoods.  The entrance road, lined in mid-sized hardwoods may produce a few songbirds, particularly in migrat …

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Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park is situated on a wooded promontory overlooking Lake Martin. Ospreys and Bald Eagles nest on the lake and both species may be seen throughout the year. The lake may attract rafts of wintering ducks, most numerous from late November through February. Very good for riparian warblers in warm months, and Red-headed Woodpeckers, Brown-headed Nuthatches, all year. Numerous picnic pavilions, good lake access for swimming, fishing, and boating.

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