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Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

What Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge lacks in size it more than makes up for in numbers of ducks, geese, and egrets. On the western side of the Tombigbee River, its 4,200 acres of agricultural fields, open water, river swamps, and bottomland hardwood forests are a mecca for waterbirds. Spring and early summer are the best times to spot long-legged waders. Thousands of Wood Ducks nest here and are joined in winter by impressive numbers of Mallards, American Black Ducks, American Wigeons, Northern Pintails, Blue-winged Teals, Gadwalls, and Northern Shovelers. Near the refuge’s work center near Womack Hill, visitors can witness several thousand Cattle Egrets nesting mid-May through June in company with a variety of other herons and egrets.

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