Heintoga Spur Road and Nearby Parkway Locations Professional Review and Guide
"Heintooga Spur Road, which includes spruce fir forests, provides a good mix of species found at higher elevations (3,800 to 5,400 feet) in North Carolina. Roadside stops and a bit of walking should result in a productive morning’s birding. Habitats: Spruce fir and hardwood forests.
Key birds: Summer: Broad-winged Hawk; Ruffed Grouse; Black-billed Cuckoo; Northern Saw-whet Owl; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; Least Flycatcher; Black-capped Chickadee; Brown Creeper; Winter Wren; Veery; Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Hooded, Worm-eating, and Canada Warbler; American Redstart; Scarlet Tanager; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Red Crossbill; Pine Siskin. Year-round: Common Raven; Red-breasted Nuthatch."