Thurmond Chatham Wildlife Management Area
Thurmond Chatham WMA, located in both Alleghany and Wilkes Counties, is a 6,431 acre, state owned wildlife area.
Elevation: From nearly 1600 feet to 3700 feet. (approx.)
Latitude and Longitude: N 36.3695742⁰, W -81.2028668⁰
The Thurmond Chatham WMA is a birding hot spot on the North Carolina Birding Trail
Website: Thurmond Chatham WMA
Directions: As there four access roads to gain entrance to the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands, it is best to visit the North Carolina Division of Wildlife Resources Commission’s District Seven crew’s blog for detailed directions.
Birds reported from this site are the Black-throated Green Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, and Grouse. Both Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos, Indigo Buntings, Ovenbirds, Louisiana Waterthrush and many other species of bird are also found here. For a complete list, go to the Bird List from the NC Birding Trail.
Important Note: This area is also used for hunting, so it is in your best interest to check out the hunting rules and regulations before birding this area.
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