Great Florida Birding Trail
Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a 2,000 mile (3200 km) long collection of more than 500 locations in the U.S. state of Florida where the state's bird habitats are protected. The trail promotes birdwatching, environmental education and ecotourism.
The trail is divided into four sections (Panhandle, West, Eastern, and South) each containing at least two 'gateway' sites. Within each section the sites are grouped into clusters. Usually the sites in a cluster are within an hour's drive of each other.
Many of the state's 514 species can be found along the trail, including the roseate spoonbill, limpkin, swallow-tailed kite, red-cockaded woodpecker, smooth-billed ani and the endangered Florida scrub jay.
82 sites in 16 counties
- Big Lagoon State Park - Escambia County
- St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge - Lighthouse Unit - Wakulla County
119 sites in 21 counties
- Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - Alachua County
- Fort De Soto Park - Pinellas County
- Weekiwachee Preserve - Hernando County
182 sites in 18 counties
- Fort Clinch State Park - Nassau County
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - Brevard County
- Tenoroc Fish Management Area - Polk County
122 sites in 12 counties
- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Collier County
- Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge - Palm Beach County
- Official website
- Q&A With: Julie Brashears, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Coordinator at EcoFlorida
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