Longleaf Pine and Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserves

Longleaf Pine and Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserves

Overview

Area name

Longleaf Pine and Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserves

Area Location

Head east on US 76 from Highway 76/Highway 527 for 4 miles then turn right onto Atkins Avenue. Follow Atkins for approximately 1.4 miles then turn right onto McKnight Road. 2 miles down take a left turn into the entrance of the preserves.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: year-round, dawn to dusk.

To reach Lynchburg Savannah Heritage Preserve, start at Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve Atkins Avenue, cross over US76 and turn left on CC Road. Travel 1 mile for the right turn into Lynchburg Savannah Heritage Preserve. From the parking lot follow the dirt road or one of the many roads that branch off to explore.

Facilities

Background

The best birding on Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve (an 843-acre preserve) and Lynchburg Savannah Heritage Preserve is done  from November through June.

Key Birds

Resident

Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow.

Summer

Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bachman’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole.

Winter

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, House Wren, Grasshopper, LeConte’s Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow,  Fox Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow.