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Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Tennessee
Tipton County

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MAVLake/Obion countiesDyer Co.Lauderdale Co.Shelby Co.

Location:  Tipton County is bordered to the north by Lauderdale County, to the west by Fayette and Haywood counties, to the south by Shelby County, and to the west by Crittenden County, Arkansas. Within the county, the Mississippi River travels 19.6 river miles (river miles 773.3 - 753.7).
Physiographic Area:  PIF 05 (Mississippi Alluvial Valley); BCR 26 (Mississippi Alluvial Valley)

Description:  The MAV in Tipton County is a narrow ban. There are no public wildlife lands other than a small portion of the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge that is mostly contained in Lauderdale County. There are no sizeable towns within the MAV in Tipton County. Covington is the county seat.

Ornithological Importance:  The MAV is narrow and small in Tipton County and continues the north-south corridor of bottomland habitat and species. Included here are the federally and Tennessee endangered Least Tern with one major nesting colony--Randolph Bar (see Tipton County summary below and Least Tern Surveys in the Mississippi River for a state-wide summary).

Documentation outside of described areas within Tipton County:

Hawk numbers:
    Broad-winged Hawk
--September 5, 2002 (56) migrating. Mississippi Kite--September 5, 2002 (100) Centennial Island.

Least Tern Survey in Mississippi River
Along Tipton County Border 2001-2005


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Tipton County
Randolph Bar - Miss. River
Lower Hatchie NWR

Approved under the umbrella IBA site Mississippi Alluvial Valley:
  February 2006--Yes 7  No 0

This page was last updated on 02/19/06.