BUTTIN ROCK ACCESS
Edge Wade, summer 2016
10 acres Shannon Co. DeLorme 55, 8-I
MDC owned; leased. For more
information call 573-226-3616
Directions: In Eminence north
of the junction of MO 19 and MO 106, just before the south end of the bridge,
the gravel access road is on the west, paralleling MO 19 into the area.
ADA Information: This is a gravel bar and articulated mat boat
launch with no amenities. There is no
trail. A two-track road goes into the
area and circles around it. The surface
is river gravel and silt.
Visit/Species to Expect: Anytime
can provide some surprises. For such a
small area, the species seen here are remarkably varied.
Spring and summer records include Broad-winged Hawk, Green Heron, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney Swift, White-eyed, Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireo, Fish Crow, Purple Martin, Barn and Cliff Swallow, Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Louisiana Waterthrush, Palm, Kentucky Warbler and Common Yellowthroat.
Autumn/winter and early spring sightings include Mallard, Bald
Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied and Pileated Woodpecker, Brown Creeper,
Hermit Thrush, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler.
interest to birders: This is a large gravel bar
with a small area of bottomland forest. The east boundary of the10-acre area runs along MO 19 from the entrance road. The north boundary is along Tom Akers Road on the north side of the Jack’s Fork River.
Hazards/Limitations: There is a potential for flooding.
Sites: Eminence City Access (Chilton Landing)*,
Rocky Creek CA (38,000 acres in multiple tracts), Current River SP*, Echo Bluff
SP*Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Sunklands CA, Angeline CA.
*Birders’ Guide available