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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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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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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Ashe Lake Recreation Area

Brooklyn, MS

Ashe Lake Recreation Area was originally built toprovide water for Ashe Nursery. The 8 acre lake isshallow with the deepest area about 15 feet deep.Visitors may catch bass, bluegill, and catfish.Facilities are 100 percent handicap accessible, an18-hole PDGA & nine-hole ADA approved Frisbeegolf course, picnic tables, pavilion, and fishing pier. Black Creek Hiking Trail is […]

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Choctaw Lake Recreation Area

Ackerman, MS

Choctaw Lake Recreation Area offers a range of outdoor opportunities such as camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. Facilities include 18 campsites with utility hookups, 35 picnic sites, three picnic pavilions, swimming area, two bath houses with showers and flush toilets, two boat ramps, accessible fishing pier, and a 3-mile hiking trail.  Choctaw […]

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