Learn about birds that can be found in the cove forest.

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Acadian Flycatcher | The Cove Forest
Acadian Flycatcher | The Cove Forest

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(Empidonax virescens) This flycatcher prefers deciduous forests that are associated with relatively moist habitats such as those found along rivers. High affinity for sites with high shrub densities...
Black-Throated Blue Warbler | The Cove Forest
Black-Throated Blue Warbler | The Cove Forest

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(Dendroica caerulescens) This warbler prefers to forages in the shrub layer associated with the cove forests, especially rhododendron thickets, hobble bush and mountain laurel. Has an affinity for...
Hooded Warbler | The Cove Forest
Hooded Warbler | The Cove Forest

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(Wilsonia citrina) These warblers are common in the moist hardwood forests of the southeast. Their feeding activity is usually concentrated in the understory bushes. They consume insects on the ground...
Ovenbird | The Cove Forest
Ovenbird | The Cove Forest

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(Seiurus aurocapillus) This bird requires mature hardwood forests for successful breeding. Often observed walking on the leaf litter of the forest floor searching for insects. Its call is heard as a...
Pileated Woodpecker | The Cove Forest
Pileated Woodpecker | The Cove Forest

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The largest woodpecker in the United States that produced rectangular holes in dead trees, a favorite food of this bird is the carpenter ant. Mature hardwood forests are favored by this species and it...
Red-Eyed Vireo | The Cove Forest
Red-Eyed Vireo | The Cove Forest

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(Vireo olivaceus) One of the most common birds in the cove forest, but rarely seen since this species feeds in the treetops. This species is usually in the top ten list of common birds in mature oak...
Scarlet Tanager | The Cove Forest
Scarlet Tanager | The Cove Forest

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(Piranga olivacea) This species is also usually in the top ten list of common birds in mature oak-hickory and cove hardwood forests. Prefers to forage in oak trees and in forests with closed canopies...
White-Breasted Nuthatch | The Cove Forest
White-Breasted Nuthatch | The Cove Forest

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(Sitta carolinensis) Typically found in mature hardwood forests. Forages for insects on the trunk and large branches of tress by hopping up and down clinging to the bark. In the winter stores or...
Worm-Eating Warbler | The Cove Forest
Worm-Eating Warbler | The Cove Forest

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(Helmitheros vermivorus) An insect eater that does not feed heavily on earthworms. Most feeding is concentrated at the ground or shrub levels. Prefers dense wooded areas, especially cool, shaded...