Longleaf forests provide habitat for resident birds, winter visiting birds, and birds during the breeding season. Several studies have been conducted on birds across the entire range of longleaf pine (Virginia to Florida to east Texas). Below is a general list of bird species that may be found in the longleaf pine ecosystem across the range.

Resident Birds (Species that occupy forests year-round)

Red-bellied WoodpeckerPhoto credit: Matt Buckingham – A Naturalist’s Journey, Flickr, and Instagram

Wintering Birds (Species that migrate from more northern regions and use forests for foraging and roosting)

Cedar Waxwing

Breeding Birds (Species that migrate from more southern regions, taking advantage of forest conditions to breed in the spring & summer months of the year)

Yellow Breasted ChatPhoto credit: Matt Buckingham – A Naturalist’s Journey, Flickr, and Instagram

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