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sanctuary on the Pearl River offering viewing of the ringed sawback turtle found only there, Louisiana, and Bogue Chitto River, also great blue heron, little blue heron, great egret, alligator, Gibbon's map smooth softshell turtle, waterfowl
Birding and wildlife viewing on scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, idyllic spot, historic location, well- kept system of nature trails through Southern pine forest follows course of old Natchez Trace road bed and old town site of Rocky Springs; abundant deer, wild turkey, small mammals, songbirds, birds of prey, Louisiana waterthrush, prothonotary warblers, insects, and reptiles.
Visitors will enjoy developed and tent camping, picnic area/shelter, nature trail, playground, playing fields, boat launch and disc golf. Birding & wildlife viewing 400 acre coastal state park, several distinct habitats.
Shipland WMA is located in Issaquena County near Mayersville. Turn off Hwy 61 onto Hwy 1 at Onward Store go about 15 miles until you see MS River levee take left at the Shipland sign and go to the levee take right, go north on levee unto you see Shipland sign take left off levee and follow road.
23-mile trail winding through much of the northern half of the Bienville National Forest, great location to observe the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker
This 26,000 acre refuge was established to preserve, improve and create habitat for waterfowl. Other species of birds such as shore birds, wading birds, and other migrating neotropicals benefit from this management. Recreational opportunities include fishing, hunting, photography, and wildlife observation
Birding and wildlife viewing on 2600 acres of restored hardwood forest. 15 miles of wooded & open nature trails w/ improved sites; wildflower pastures & cemetaries; visitor center is a 2 1/2 story brick Federal-style home burned during the Civil War, restored in 1968; beautiful hummingbird garden and extensive grounds.
This unit consists of 2,200 acres, most of which are old fields or cultivated farmland. There are 25 ponds on a 400-acre portion of the unit, previously managed as a commercial catfish operation. Twenty nine species of shorebirds have been recorded on the refuge. The refuge also holds a large concentration of ducks and several species of geese in winter. Marsh birds such as sedge wrens, marsh wrens, common yellow-throats, soras, and king rails are regularly seen and heard at the Black Bayou Unit. Peregrine falcons, least terns, black terns, and wood storks pass through during migration. You may also spot bald eagles during winter.
Tara Wildlife is one of the nation’s premier private wildlife management areas which encompasses 13,000 acres and is located 35 minutes northeast of Vicksburg in the Eagle Lake community along the Mississippi River. Tara offers a wide range of outstanding hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing activities. Pets welcome. 1 cabin with 5 bedrooms.
Birding and wildlife viewing in over 100,000 acres of refuge lands on several refuges, including 13,000 acres of refuge-managed Farmers Home Administration lands; many species of waterfowl, great blue herons, anhingas, wading birds, shorebirds, prothonotary warblers, bobolink, American bittern; numerous migratory species, deer; alligators; additional hiking trails and driving trails in development, observation decks; beautiful environment, vital habitat for fish and wildlife in the Delta region; visitors are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the wild side of Hillside, Holt Collier, Mathews Brake, Morgan Brake, Panther Swamp, Theodore Roosevelt, and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuges; daylight use only; maps, brochures at refuge headquarters.
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