Description: The Piedmont is transitional between
the mountainous Appalachians and the flat coastal plain and is dominated
by pine and mixed southern hardwoods. Priority landbirds include Redcockaded
Woodpecker, Bachmans Sparrow, and Brown-headed Nuthatch. Interior
wetlands, reservoirs, and riverine systems provide migration and wintering
habitat for waterfowl and some shorebirds. The fragmented patchwork
of pasture, woodlots, and suburban sprawl that now dominates most of
this region creates significant bird conservation challenges.