Cohutta Wildlife Management Area

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The Cohutta WMA is a huge area of forest in north Georgia, of more than 95,000 acres. This site covers only a small area along good gravel roads in the southern part of the WMA, but the whole area is worth exploring for those with the time and curiosity. The Lake Conasauga Songbird Trail area is great summer birding for Georgia mountain specialties, and nearby Betty Gap and the surrounding area is the best place in Georgia to hope for Red Crossbills in winter, although this is a real long shot. Good Forest Service roads take you to both sites, and the birding can be easy along the road, or more strenuous on hikes. Key birds: Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Blackthroated Green, and Hooded Warblers; Ovenbird; Eastern Wood-Pewee; Scarlet Tanager; Blue-headed Vireo; Dark-eyed Junco. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.
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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Chatsworth
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Several options
Season: May through September
Local Contacts: Chattahoochee National Forest, Cohutta Ranger District
Local Maps: DeLorme Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer
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