The number of bird species that dwell within the longleaf ecosystem is vast. Some migrate to longleaf stands during the winter, some use the area for breeding, and some reside year-round. Among the birds that utilize a longleaf forest’s open habitat include priority species such the Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, and Red-cockaded Woodpecker, as well as popular game species like Northern Bobwhite Quail, American Woodcock, and Eastern Wild Turkey.