On September 10 and 11 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted much of Florida. As a result, many of our 510 sites were partially or totally closed. See below for an update on the status of all Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail sites throughout the state. Check back frequently for further updates as sites begin opening for public use. However, be aware that some sites, particularly those in Monroe and Lee County, may be closed for several months. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Panhandle Section – all sites are now open. 

East Section

West Section

South Section

last updated Monday October 16

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.

*2011 Economic Benefits of Wildlife Viewing in Florida, Southwick Assoc.