- from Mississippi River
“Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly....” Those are the opening lines to a song from the musical Show Boat.
And many fish and birds choose to swim in and fly over the Mississippi. The Mississippi River valley provides habitat for 241 fish species, 37 mussel species, 45 amphibian species, and 50 mammal species. It’s also habitat for 60 percent of the nation’s migratory birds.