The Birds Point New Madrid Floodway is living up to its name. Birds are taking over part of it near Big Oak Tree State Park.
"It's prime farm ground, just have sand about 4-5 foot deep," said Milus Wallace-Mississippi County Farmer. Milus Wallace owns land inside the floodway near Dorena.
He's able to start farming again in some areas, but definitely not in one spot.
"They're nesting on probably 30 acres," said Wallace.
Interior Least Terns are taking over. They're nesting on what's now a sandbar brought in from the Mississippi River after the Corps of Engineers blasted the levee in late April.
"This is a refugee of the flooding," said Bob Gillespie-Natural History Biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
When the Corps activated the floodway, it certainly affected wildlife. Many were stranded with little to nothing to eat.