Town Creek Marsh

North Alabama, Northwest Loop | Colbert | Best Seasons: Winter

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Town Creek Marsh (Site #4, Northwest Loop) is a small marsh in the bend of Fosters Mill Road overlooking Town Creek. It is an excellent place to see rails feeding on the mudflats during appropriate times of year. The marsh also supports a variety of wading birds and waterfowl, especially during the winter months. From the roadside, scan the edges of the numerous reed beds for Virginia Rails. They can sometimes be seen wandering away from these thick reed beds, although they are often found probing along the edges or wading quietly just inside the beds. The area beyond the marsh is also good for loafing wading birds, like Great Blue Herons, and other species of waterfowl in the winter.

Directions: From the south side of Wheeler Dam on AL Highway 101, continue south 2.9 miles. Turn right (west) onto Fosters Mill Road, cross Town Creek and drive 2.1 miles to the bend in the road.

GPS: N 34.7700, W 87.4410

Fee: Free

Access Information: Parking on the shoulder of the road.

Contact Info:
Unmanaged site with no contact.

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