Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Phinizy swamp nature park floodplain in hdr.jpg
Phinizy Swamp Floodplain
Map showing the location of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Map showing the location of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Location within Georgia
Location Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°23′25″N 81°57′31″W / 33.3902°N 81.9587°W / 33.3902; -81.9587Coordinates: 33°23′25″N 81°57′31″W / 33.3902°N 81.9587°W / 33.3902; -81.9587
Area 1,100 acres (450 ha)
Governing body Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
City of Augusta
http://www.naturalsciencesacademy.org/PhinizySwamp.htm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is a 1,100-acre (450 ha) nature park in Augusta, Georgia. The park contains wetlands and woodlands and has a campus for water research and environmental education, which includes a visitor center. It has many bald cypresses draped in Spanish moss and forests of Loblolly and Longleaf Pine trees. Birds commonly found at Phinizy Swamp include: Red-Shouldered Hawks, Great Blue Herons, Sora, Wood Ducks and Bald Eagles. Sometimes the park yields rarities for Georgia, including Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks,[1] and a Cave Swallow, in 2004. Other wildlife commonly found in the park include frogs and toads; snakes, including Water moccasin, Pigmy Rattlesnake, and Copperhead; beavers and muskrat; turtles; and dragonflies. Fishing and hunting are not permitted within the park. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is managed by Phinizy Center for Water Sciences.

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  1. ^ Whistling ducks appear to be nesting in Augusta Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks nest in GA.

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