Stone Mountain State Park is an aptly named after a 600-foot granite dome that looms over the park. Within the park there are 15,00 +/- acres of mountain beauty where one can hike, fish, camp, learn about its historical past and of course bird. The park is located between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands and is listed as a birding hot spot on the North Carolina Birding Trail.
Birds you may see include both the Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, Northern Flicker, Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Philadelphia Vireo , the Red-eyed Vireo and Whip-poor-wills. A full list of birds is available on the NC Birding Trial website.
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Banner photo of Saw-whet Owl courtesy of Jesse Pope.