Deep Well Wildlife Management Area

Habitat includes 35 acres of semi-permanent wetlands and 25 acres of permanent wetlands. 70 acres of marsh, 43 acres of pasture and 125 acres of cropland. Known locally as the Phillips basin. Mudflats and emergent vegetation harbor semipalmated plover, marbled godwit, willet, black tern, and a host of other waterbirds in May. Waterfowl concentrations peak in mid-March. Yellow-headed blackbirds and pied-billed grebes occasionally nest here. A king rail was seen here in 1992. The best viewing is from the road on the south side of the wetland. Common yellowthroats, yellow warblers and yellow-rumped warblers can be seen as well.