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Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
One of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1978, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 38,697 acres. Included in those acres is one of the largest blocks (21,000 acres) of bottomland forest in the lower Mississippi River alluvial f...
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Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Description: The Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 and consists of 4,083 acres in Grenada and Tallahatchie Counties. The old oxbows and low-lying fields along Tippo Bayou flood each winter and hold large concentrations of waterfowl.

Wildlife to Watch: Wood ducks abound here and the unit has a very healthy deer herd. Peregrine falcon, bald eagles, merlin, least tern, black tern and wood stork occasionally pass through the refuge in migration. Eastern screech owls, barred owls, great-horned owls, loggerhead shrikes, and red-tailed hawks are common year-round residents. Blue grosbeaks, dickcissels, and painted buntings can be seen during the summer months.

Special Tips: Birding is good year-round. Winter is excellent for viewing migratory waterfowl. Spring is best for catching glimpses of neotropical migratory songbirds.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 4083 acres 
Closest Town: Holcomb

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Dickcissel - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
The refuge is located on the north and south sides of Highway 8, nine miles west of Holcomb, MS.

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Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area