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Site Description and Habitats
The 2,293 acre WMA contains a mix of habitats including farmland for dove hunting, grassland/old fields, bottomland hardwood forest, extensive hardwood reforestation, moist soil management areas, and other impoundments. Part of the area is under a water level management program for waterfowl. The WMA partially borders the Obion River and low areas are subject to period flooding.
Bird species of interest
Spring and Fall Migration: Mississippi Kite (spring), winter sparrows arrive in Sept and depart in April or early May, migrant passerines such as Blackburnian, Bay-breasted, Tennessee, Nashville, and Magnolia Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer and Scarlet Tanager, among other passerines migrants.
Winter: Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owls. Song, Swamp, White-throated, White- crowned Sparrows, abundant waterfowl and raptors. Merlin can make sweeps through the fields and thickets for Eastern Meadowlarks.
The area is rarely birded outside winter, so go explore and report your findings to eBird.
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Other wildlife viewing opportunities
Detailed directions for birding Bogota WMA
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