Eagle Lake, Mississippi-USA
Tara LodgeTara’s main lodge allows large groups to stay together in comfort. With room for up to 44 guests, you can relax and enjoy the scenic vistas, take a break, and watch the wildlife from the porch.TaraTara offers an ideal rustic setting for business, social, hunting and numerous outdoor seminar related activities. Spacious bedrooms in the Tara Lodge combined with three unique cabins within walking distance offer overnight guest enjoyable comfort. Covered walkways leading from the Bryant Conference center to the dining hall and adjoining lodging area are surrounded by courtyards and relaxing decks, practically guaranteeing your stay is memorable.HalpinoHalpino Lodge accommodates smaller groups in a cozy, serene wooded setting. Amenities include five bedrooms, a second floor conference room, a great room and kitchen. Enjoy prepared meals or you may choose to furnish meals yourself. The scenic view from Halpino’s elevated deck overlooking a natural lake and deep forest, offers views of wildlife and nature seldom found outside the Mississippi Delta
Tara’s commitment to sustainable use and management of natural resources means that there is an abundance of wildlife on the 9,000 acres of lakes, riverbanks, and forests that make up the property. Guests at our lodges are welcome to walk the gravel roads, woods roads and levees, ride their bicycles, or even canoe on our lakes to view wildlife and scenic areas.
Wildlife at Tara
Some of the animals you can expect to see include white-tailed deer, armadillos, raccoons, ruby-throated hummingbirds, waterfowl, wading birds, opossums, beaver, eastern wild turkeys, foxes, river otters, skunks, rabbits, fox squirrels, alligators, and maybe even a bobcat or coyote. Tara is in the Mississippi Flyway, providing seasonal resting spots for many migratory birds in spring, fall, and winter.
Enjoy a walk on one of our three nature trails. Trails are easy to moderate and range from 2.4 miles (round trip) to 3.8 miles. The trails pass through a variety of southern habitats and you may see indigo and painted buntings, wintering waterfowl, Wood ducks all year round, foxes,
white-tailed deer, turkey and much more of our native Mississippi Delta wildlife
Located in the Mississippi Flyway, a migratory route for waterfowl and neotropicals, Tara Wildlife provides a great opportunity to view a variety of birds and wildlife throughout the seasons. Guests of our lodges may enjoy birding, walking our self-guided nature trails, or view the many ruby-throated hummingbirds that come to the feeders at our Tara lodge and conference center.
Open Air Birding Bus
Ride through the property on our open air bird watching and wildlife viewing bus and sit back while your tour guides point out seasonal roosting locations and spot birds. Guided tours are available to groups upon request. Let us know when you schedule your lodge stay and we’ll book the tour for you.
Contact us now to book your group, family, or individual Mississippi birding adventure as part of your stay at one of our lodges.
Private Facilities 24hr – Electricity Hot & Cold Water Heating
Naturalist / Guide
Guided Walks Near Stream or RiverNear Pond or Lake
Restaurant / DiningBreakfastDinner
Species List - English
- Mississippi Kite
- Rufous Hummingbird 1km
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1km
- Chuck-will’s-widow 2-10km
- Roseate Spoonbill 2-10km
- Golden Eagle 2-10km
- Sandhill Crane 2-10km
- Blackburnian Warbler 2-10km
- Le Conte’s Sparrow 2-10km
- Painted Bunting 1km
Species List - Scientific
- Ictinia mississippiensis
- Selasphorus rufus 1km
- Archilochus colubris 1km
- Antrostomus carolinensis 2-10km
- Platalea ajaja 2-10km
- Aquila chrysaetos 2-10km
- Grus canadensis 2-10km
- Setophaga fusca 2-10km
- Ammodramus leconteii 2-10km
- Passerina ciris 1km