Birding & Wildlife Viewing

Pascagoula River Audubon Center | Mississippi Gulf Coast

For bird watchers and wildlife photographers, Mississippi is one of the most highly regarded destinations in America. Wildlife lovers can venture deep into wilderness retreats at state wildlife management areas, national forests, national parks and national wildlife refuges. Spring and fall migrations bring many species of waterfowl and Neotropical songbirds to the Mississippi Flyway. Mississippi also has numerous festivals and events centered on birding and wildlife viewing. Visit the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, which hosts the annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration and Festival, one of the largest nature festivals in the southeast. Elsewhere, the Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail (MCBT) includes a web-based system that guides bird watchers to the best sites for spotting a diverse range of 389 bird species across the six-county coastal region. Avid birders should also make note to attend one of Tara Wildlife’s nature and birding events.

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Gulf Islands National Seashore

Ocean Springs, MS  FEATURED

The Mississippi areas are home of a historic fort and the most beautiful barrier islands in the United States. Relax, enjoy the scenery, hike a trail, or explore the fort. Whether you visiting for a day or a week there are many places to explore. There are a variety of activities while visiting the seashore’s […]

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Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg, MS  FEATURED

The Hattiesburg Zoo is South Mississippi’s favorite family attraction. Named Best Travel Attraction of the Year by the Mississippi Tourism Association in 2017, the Zoo is also listed as the #1 thing to do in Hattiesburg by TripAdvisor. So what are you waiting for? ADVENTURE AWAITS AT THE HATTIESBURG ZOO. […]

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Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Holly Springs, MS  FEATURED

Take a stroll on this 2,500-acre estate and enjoy the hummingbird gardens, view the natural plants & herbs and make sure that you tour the magnificently restored Davis House and discover the rich history of the original owners and the home. Explore the observatory and chimney swifts on the grounds […]

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South Abutment Campground at Arkabutla Lake

Hernando, MS

The South Abutment Recreation area sits along Arkabutla Lake and Dam in the hills of northwest Mississippi. The campground is located just south of the Arkabutla Dam. This campground offers 80 Class A campsites in a predominantly pine-forested area and a trailer dump site. The nearby day use area includes one picnic shelter, numerous picnic […]

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LeFleur’s Bluff State Park

Jackson, MS

This beautiful urban park is located on 305 acres of woodlands that are home to nature trails, a public nine-hole golf course and driving range, picnic areas, playgrounds and Mayes Lake for fishing. LeFleur’s Bluff has an excellent RV camping facility. There are campsites and utility hookups, campground bathhouses and comfort stations. The Mississippi Museum […]

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Ark Walking Trail & Nature Center

Hernando, MS

The ARK Walking Trail currently consists of two miles of wooded trails that sit on the wildlife sanctuary located just a few miles west of Hernando, MS on Hwy 304. In addition, the ARK has an outdoor stage, 5,000 sq. ft. education pavilion, beautiful interpretive signage and open wildflower and grasslands.  The Coldwater River Nature Conservancy (CRNC) […]

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