• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

Birds

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is home to almost 200 species of birds, making it a popular site for birding. Whether following the river corridor as they migrate or nesting in the forest, birds of all shapes and sizes can be found within the park. Click the links below for more information on our ten most common birds.

  1. Tufted Titmouse
  2. Northern Cardinal
  3. Carolina Wren
  4. Carolina Chickadee
  5. Red-Eyed Vireo
  6. American Crow
  7. Blue Jay
  8. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  9. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  10. Downy Woodpecker

Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.