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Presidents Island Area

Site Directions: From I-55, take Exit 11 west, and follow signs onto President’s Island.

Lat-Long: 35.118048,-90.074844. This is where Jack Carley Causeway crosses onto the island.

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality: year-round

Fees: none

Site Description: The loop road around through the industrial complex is where many of the local specialties are found.  In the details directions below, you will find specifics on where Western Kingbirds, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Painted Buntings, and (if you are really lucky) White-winged Doves are found.

Presidents Island WMA is closed and gated to public access, but the gravel road that leads you out onto the WMA hasn't been gates since the May 2011 flood. Some local specialties are also found here.

Wildlife to Watch: Typical woodland and early successional species can be found, but the local specialties that are found here include Western Kingbirds, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Painted Buntings, and (if you are really lucky) White-winged Doves.

All but the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers are typically only found in Shelby Co., TN, and specifically this part of Memphis.

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please visit these links before visiting the location:

Presidents Island WMA Map