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Tigrett WMA

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Site Description and Habitats

The area consists of 7,000 acres of early and late successional bottomland forest areas with some swamps and open bodies of water. Road access into the interior of the area is limited but foot trails and water bodies can be used to explore the interior.

Bird species of interest

Spring and Fall Migration: Warblers, vireos, thrushes and flycatchers can be common in appropriate habitat, including Hooded and Kentucky Warbler, Yellow-throated and White-eyed Vireo, and Acadian Flycatcher. Cerulean Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Bay-breasted Warbler, among others can be found.

Summer: Prothonotary Warbler, Mississippi Kite, Great Egret,

Winter: Abundant waterfowl, sparrows are common in fields and wood edges, Northern Harrier.

Year-Round: Bald Eagle, Wild Turkey can be extremely abundant.

Rarities Seen at this Site: Groove-billed Ani

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Detailed directions for birding Tigrett WMA
From Dyersburg, TN take TN Highway 104 east to U.S. Highway 412. At Highway 412, turn right (south) and go about 1.5 miles to Beaver Road. Turn left (east) onto Beaver Road. The area lies to the south of Beaver Road and may be accessed by several all weather gravel roads that branch off of Beaver Road. Look for Wildlife Management Area signs at some locations.

Westernmost road on Beaver Rd travels through early successional habitat and ends at a boat ramp in the mature forest.

Parker Ditch Rd covers similar habitats as the above road. At the parking area, you can walk further down the road and explore the forest.

The Swamp is an interesting area. When Beaver Rd splits, stay to the right. The road goes a short distance and dead ends in an open swamp. This is an interesting area worth driving slowly and/or walking.

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Lat-Long (GPS) coordinates
Access off Beaver Rd, westernmost road: 35.994015, -89.332927
Parker Ditch Rd: 35.990499, -89.278337
Swamp –dead end: 35.995247, -89.266525

Fees and Hours
No fees are required to access these areas. The areas are accessible during daylight hours year round but gate is closed at times. Please park outside the gate but do not block. Check hunting guide as access is limited or not recommended during some hunts.

For tips for safely watching wildlife during hunting seasons and year round please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates.

There are no restroom facilities or designated birding observation areas.

TWRA Region I office
200 Lowell Thomas Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
800-372-3928; 731-423-5725

Info for other sites
Tennessee’s Watchable Wildlife web site