Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
Red Slough WMA
The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is one of the largest, most biologically diverse Wetland Reserve Projects in the nation. It is located in SE Oklahoma and is a premier birdwatching and waterfowl hunting area.
The unique wetland resource known as Red Slough once covered an area approximately 4 miles long by 2 miles wide and was formerly one of the largest wetland complexes found within Oklahoma. Most of this area was lost or drastically altered over the course of the last half century.
A web map was created for the Red Slough. It integrates maps, points of interest, photos, partners, reptiles and insects seen at the Red Slough.
Visitors have the potential to come into contact with several species of wildlife that may be harmful. This plan discusses the various species and measures that the Red Slough management team will take to mitigate and inform visitors of potential negative interactions with these species.
The Red Slough is home to an incredible 322 species of birds, 88 species of damselflies/dragonflies, 89 species of butterflies, and 63 species of reptiles and amphibians. A bird survey is conducted weekly.
Whether you are working on your state or year list or are looking for lifers, Red Slough is a must visit for both beginning and seasoned birders. Learn what to expect and where to find certain birds
Over the years, some really great photos have been taken at the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area. All of the pictures in these galleries were taken at Red Slough WMA, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma. Enjoy!
Game cameras have been put out at Red Slough Wildlife Management Area to monitor the winter behavior of baby alligators. There are 36 young alligators at this monitoring site. A curious otter enters the picture to explore the group, sending them scattering into the water.
Articles about Red Slough
- Surveys for Wintering Yellow Rails in Oklahoma - September 2019
- Alligator Movement and Overwinter Survival - June 2017
- King Rail Nesting and Brood Rearing Ecology - April 2016
- Additions to the Red Slough WMA Plant List - 2015
- Tree Swallow Abundance and Nest Success – March 2015
- Assessment of Alligators on Red Slough WMA - 2014
- Tree Swallow Nest Composition - September 2013
- Mammals of the Red Slough WMA - June 2012
- Trends from Six Years of Spotlight Surveys for American Alligators in Southeastern Oklahoma - 2011
- Tree Swallow Nesting Success Progress Report 2011
- King Rail Nesting and Brood Rearing Ecology Progress Report - 2011
- Red Slough Small Mammal Survey - 2011
- Yellow Rail Wintering Population Estimate and Breeding Grounds Determination Project - 2011
- Alligator Spotlight Survey Assessment and Survival and Movement of Juveniles Progress Report 2010
- Yellow Rails Wintering in Oklahoma - 2010
- Yellow Rail Progress Report - 2010
- Birder's World April 2010 Red Slough article
- A Tale of Yellow Rails - 2007
- First Confirmed Record of American Alligator Nesting in Oklahoma - 2006
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