• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis

Carolina Chickadee

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The Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) is a small bird common in wooded habitats. It shares many qualities with the Black-Capped Chickadee, but it is smaller, sleeker, smaller-headed, and shorter tailed, with lighter tail and wings with duller white edges. The Black-Capped Chickadee's range extends only as far south as Tennessee, so the ones found at CRNRA are Carolina Chickadees. They can be found acrobatically darting through tree branches searching for insects, seeds and berries. They nest in rotted wood, where they excavate cavities and fill them with moss and wood chips. Its song is a clear whistle given in three to five notes on various pitches, like "fee bee, fee bay".

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

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