Along the North Fork Forked Deer River SE of Dyersburg, Dyer County, TN
Site Directions: 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.
Lat: 35.9905°N Long: -89.3304°W
Seasonality: year round
Site Description: 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.
Wildlife to Watch: The forest and swamps of the area provide some excellent habitat for woodland birds. Prothonotary Warblers are common breeding birds in summer.
Site History: The North Fork Forked Deer River was channelized in the past and the main river flow no longer follows its original channel.
NOTE: Please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates. Access dates vary by site.
For more information:
Tennessee Ornithological Society - Audubon Important Bird Area web page
Birds of Tigrett WMA from checklist submitted by Glen Criswell
Submit your data to eBird and help us build a list of birds seen at this site
Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.