National Wildlife Refuge
|3006 Dinkins Lane
Paris, TN 38242
Phone Number: 731-642-2091
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|A pintail takes flight at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.
Continued . . . The refuge is a uniquely significant wintering area for American black ducks within the Mississippi Flyway. Tennessee Refuge averages around 10,000 each year. Historically, the refuge wintered 20-30% of the black ducks occurring in the Flyway. Of the 24 species of ducks using the refuge, mallards are the most commmon, followed by gadwall, wigeon, black duck, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, pintail, ring-necked duck, canvasback, lesser scaup, bufflehead, goldeneye, and ruddy duck. In recent years king rails have nested in emergent wetland areas on the Duck River Unit.
Each spring a chorus of neotropical songbirds delight visitors. Common species include the indigo bunting, common yellowthroat, prothonotary warbler, yellow-billed cuckoo, and summer tanager. the refuge also supports approximately 100 bald eagles a year.
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