Edge of Appalachia Important Bird Area

Edge of Appalachia
Important Bird Area

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Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Abner Hollow Rd.
Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Buzzardroost Rock
Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Cedar Falls Preserve
Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Lynx Prairie
Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Portman Trail and Rieveschl Overlook
Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Wilderness Trail

About Edge of Appalachia Important Bird Area

Located in southwest Ohio in Adams County, this IBA includes more than 14,000 acres of rugged woodland, prairie openings, and clear streams. It consists of Appalachian forest matrix with small barrens, with more than 20 specific plant communities in the interior low plateau ecoregion. The IBA includes the Ohio Brush Creek Corridor.

It harbors priority species such as Yellow-billed Cuckoo, more than 60% of Ohio’s breeding Chuck-will’s-widows, Whip-poor-will, Blue-winged Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Henslow’s Sparrow. Breeding Bird Surveys have been conducted for more than 10 years with six years of 250 point counts, eight years of BBC on two 20-ha plots, and two years of OBBA II atlas work. Green Herons number 100s seasonal total during the breeding season.

From Edge of Appalachia Important Bird Area webpage