Wildlife & Habitat

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  • Prothonary Warbler

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    These bright-colored birds are usually seen during the summer season, then migrate to Central and South America for the winter. 

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  • Hooded Merganser

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    These waterfowl are commonly seen around wetlands, farm ponds, and other small bodies of water where they can dive for food. 

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  • Marbled Salamander

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    This amphibian is only one of many found in the hardwood forest of Mississippi, but is easily recognizable by the black and white pattern over its entire body. 

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  • Moist Soil and Temporary Wetlands

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    Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge lies along the Mississippi Flyway, a major migration route for North American waterfowl. This moist soil habitat provides a perfect place for them to stop on the journey, and is maintained and managed by the refuge.

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  • Bottomland Hardwood Forest

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    A habitat that once dominated this region, bottomland hardwood forests have drastically changed as a result of deforestation and growing local agriculture. Still, no matter what has changed, this forest is home to many plants and wildlife. 

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