Spring has almost Sprung! Some birds are beginning to claim territory and some are even building their nests. Now is the perfect time to put up a nest box in your garden. Many different species of birds use nest boxes in Florida; Eastern Bluebird, Carolina Chickadee, Wood Duck, Eastern Screech-owl….to name a few. If you already have a nestbox(es) up on your property or are thinking about putting one or more up, visit the Nest Watch website for more information. All About Birdhouses
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.