Among the many species reported here are hard-to-find birds such as Bachman’s sparrow, black-billed cuckoo, Canada warbler, golden-winged warbler and least flycatcher. This area seems to draw more than its share of unusual hummingbirds as well: Anna’s, rufous and broad-tailed all have been reported in the vicinity.
The Camp Robinson Special Use Area (4,029 acres) is managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for field trials and hunting dog training. This area is home to the Camp Robinson Woodlands Auto Tour, which is a 4.5-mile loop with five stops. Follow the signs and feel free to wander the hillsides. This area is open only to field trial participants during these events. Please check our on-line field trial schedule in order to choose a good time to visit the area and auto tour.
The natural force of fire is an important part of the recipe for our native wildlife and the habitats they require. The AGFC’s resource managers and conservation partners join forces to use fire for the habitat it helps provide across the state. This upland area demonstrates decades of management promoting oak and pine woodlands and savannas once common across the state. The auto tour will vary by season – plants are dormant in winter and wildflowers bloom in spring. A winter visitor may find burned areas, but healthy growth will begin each spring.
Oak, hickory and native pine forests flourish because of prescribed fire, and many native plants, including wildflowers, depend on periodic ground fires to grow. These planned ground fires reduce competition and stress among plants, and improve wildlife habitat. They also reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires by reducing sticks and other litter in the forest.
Camp Robinson Special Use Area, (877) 470-3650.