Great Florida Birding Trail
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state. When you want to know where to go in Florida to see native birds, butterflies and more, head for the Trail. It’s Your Road to Adventure!
Every year, millions of people, residents and visitors alike, participate in wildlife viewing activities, contributing billions of dollars to Florida’s economy*, but the ultimate goal of the Trail is to encourage conservation of Florida’s native habitats and species.
The Trail is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida, and is possible thanks to dozens of federal, state, and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private landowners.
This site contains more than 2 miles of trails through five native habitats (pine flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, freshwater marsh and swamp, and riverine areas) and includes a 2000-foot boardwalk terminating at an observation tower overlooking the marsh. Species that call this site home include Red-shouldered Hawks and Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireos and Northern Parulas. Bald Eagles and Barred Owls nest here, Swallow-tailed Kites cruise through during summer and dabbling ducks visit the swamps and marsh during winter. This site has records for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, and Crested Caracara. Call ahead to find out the schedules for the Saturday workshop series and other educational programs that occur throughout the year.
Visit the Great Florida Birding Trail website for more locations at http://floridabirdingtrail.com/