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The Escatawpa River Swamp is composed of a mixture of cypress, sawgrass marsh, and water-lily pond habitat. The cypress swamp grades gradually into the sawgrass, with scattered cypress trees in the marsh. The marsh is dominated almost entirely of sawgrass. The water-lily pond is dominated by water lily), with floating organic mats scattered about, each having bladderworts, spike rushes, grasses and sedges, and other aquatic plants occur around the pond’s edges.
This unique location provides excellent feeding, resting, and wintering habitat for numerous types of migratory bird species, such as the Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Osprey, and cormorants. This area is also known to be a rookery for Osprey. The Escatawpa River Observatory Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area is an excellent place for beginning birdwatchers and all nature enthusiasts. With so much natural abundance, you shouldn't miss this spot!
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