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National Wildlife Refuge

1371 Wildlife Drive
Springville, TN   38256
E-mail: fw4_rw_tennessee@fws.gov
Phone Number: 731-642-2091
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A pintail takes flight at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo:Clayton Ferrell
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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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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