• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

NPS Wildlife Camera Photo

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is the most commonly found bird in the park. It can be found in mature deciduous woods. It feeds on insects and seeds, and often forages in groups or pairs. They create their nests of mosses, hair, grasses, leaves, cotton, bark strips, or other similar materials in natural caviites. In late winter or early spring, familial flocks break up and the male starts singing to defend his breeding territory of 2-5 acres. They are gray birds with black on the forehead and a white or buff-colored chest. Adults are about 5-6.5 inches long, with a wingspan of about 9.75 inches. Their song is commonly heard, a droppnig whistle of "peter peter peter peter".

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.