Bird Conservation Region 29

Piedmont

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, Bachman’s 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.

Bird Conservation Plans
Landbirds - Mid-Atlantic Piedmont
Shorebirds - Southeast Coastal Plains-Caribbean
Waterbirds - Southeast U.S.
Waterfowl - Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Waterfowl Implementation Plan
All Birds -
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Strategic Plan

Joint Venture area: Atlantic Coast

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