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A BIRDERS’ GUIDE TO MISSOURI PUBLIC LANDS
 
BUTTIN ROCK ACCESS
10 acres   Shannon Co.  DeLorme 55, 8-I
Edge Wade, summer 2016
MDC owned; leased.  For more information call 573-226-3616
GPS:  37.1405967,-91.3614016
 
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.
 
When to 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.
 
Features of 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. 
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  None
 
Hazards/Limitations:  There is a potential for flooding.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Eminence City Access, Rocky Fork CA (38,000 acres in multiple tracts), Current River SP, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Sunklands CA, Angeline CA.
 
 
 
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