Henderson County

Big River State Forest

The Virginia pines in the Equestrian area to the north of the main section attract both Red and White-winged Crossbills in season. Virginia pines can be recognized by their scraggly appearance and that they are often covered in small black cones the crossbills seem to like so much.

The main section has a lot of pines as well, and crossbills can be found here also, again, in-season. The woods here can be very birdy, and wintering passerines, such as Hermit Thrush, Brown Creeper etc. can be plentiful. The habitat looks to be excellent for Saw-whet and Long-eared Owls as well.


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