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RV Bird Watching Bay Saint Louis MS

RV bird watchers across North America are noticing mallards. Here's where to start RV bird watching on your next RV trip. Beyond the mythologies of specific native tribes, today, people from all walks of life continue to marvel at the color and natural artistry melded in the plumage of male mallards (drakes). From Central Park in the heart of New York City to tiny ponds and prairie potholes in the hinterlands of North Dakota, springtime finds human observers enthralled with the sight of courting mallards.

Buccaneer SP*
(228) 467-3822
1150 South Beach Blvd
Waveland, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Wading Pool, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Tennis, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Hollywood Casino RV Park
(866) 7LU-CKY1
Bay St. Louis, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Guides, Putting Green, Golf Nearby

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5 Star RV Resort
(800) 369-8198
Pass Christian, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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New Orleans East Kampground*
(800) 562-2128
56009 Hwy 433
Slidell, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, Stream Fishing, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Bay Hide Away Inc
(800) 421-7116, (228) 466-0959
8360 Lakeshore Road
Bay St Louis, MS
Campground Availability
43 Total Camp/RV Sites, 43 20 Amp Service, 43 30 Amp Service, 43 50 Amp Service, 43 Electric and Water, 43 Electric Only, 43 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 23 Pull-Thru Sites, 40 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Firewood, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Meeting Rooms, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Showers,
Recreation
Bird Watching, Horse Shoes, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends,

Bay Hide Away RV & Camping Resort*
(228) 466-0959
8374 Lakeshore Rd
Bay St Louis, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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McLeod Water Park
(228) 467-1894
Bay St. Louis, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Pine Crest RV Park*
(800) 879-5936
2601 Old Spanish Trail
Slidell, LA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Harrison County Fairgrounds
(228) 832-8620
Gulfport, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion

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Clarkco SP*
(601) 776-6651
386 Clarkco Rd
Quitman, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Tennis, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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RV Birdwatching for Your Next RV Trip

Mallards - The Uncommonly Common Duck


Wildlife Feature: Mallards
The uncommonly common duck From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

According to Crow Indian legend, before there was land or trees or mammals, the world consisted of an enormous sea. On this sea paddled ducks, the only animals in the world. One day, Old Man came to the ducks, informing them that there was earth on the bottom of the ocean. Four ducks dove to the depths at his command. When they popped to the surface, one of them presented him a bit of mud wedged between its webbed toes. From this bit of soil, Old Man created the continents that were subsequently occupied by other birds and mammals and the Crows themselves. Many early peoples caught ducks for use as a food source, but just as many prized the duck, especially the mallard, for its beautiful plumage.

Beyond the mythologies of specific native tribes, today, people from all walks of life continue to marvel at the color and natural artistry melded in the plumage of male mallards (drakes). From Central Park in the heart of New York City to tiny ponds and prairie potholes in the hinterlands of North Dakota, springtime finds human observers enthralled with the sight of courting mallards. Oblivious to the world, a green-headed drake bobs his head up and down before a likely female. If the head-bob fails to impress his audience, the suitor may dip his bright, yellow-green bill into the water then raise it above his head to send sparkling droplets of water splashing back to the surface. He may also rear backward in the water, displaying the burnished chestnut hues of his breast to his potential mate.

MOST COLORFUL

With the exception of the wood duck drake, male mallards are considered by many to be the most colorful ducks of North America. In contrast to the brilliantly arrayed but relatively uncommon wood duck, though, mallards seem to be everywhere. Due to their uncanny ability to adapt to human civilization and benefit from agricultural activities, mallards are not only the most common duck in the United States, but the most widespread duck in the entire world.

Although most species of ducks are superficially similar in shape and general appearance, different species are often categorized by the manner in which they forage. Diving ducks use their powerful feet to propel themselves to the depths of lakes, ponds and streams where they glean insects and vegetation from the bottom. Mallards, on the other hand, are among the several species known as dabblers. Dabbling ducks don't normally dive, but are often seen tipped bottom-side up, with their heads submerged. Under the surface, their bills probe for vegetation or click shut on swimming bugs. Dabbling ducks will also paddle along in groups, snatching hatching insects from on top of the water.

To facilitate their feeding, the bills of mallards possess some specialized characteristics. Both the yellow-gre...

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