Gunter Hill Park and Campground lies just 15 minutes and a world away from I-65 and the bustle of downtown Montgomery. At Gunter Hill, paved roads lead serenely through tall pines and mature hardwoods draped with Spanish moss, terminating at the banks of Catoma Creek, a backwater of the Alabama River. The entrance road is bordered by a thicket to the north (right) and an open area with a few tall pines on the left. The sightlines are excellent on both sides, though the thicket houses far more birds.
This is a good place to see kinglets, Catbirds, and Palm Warblers in the cool months, and White-eyed Vireos, Chats, and Indigo Buntings in the warmer months. Towhees and Field Sparrows are constant residents.
Look for Common Ground-Doves at the edges and in clearings.