Learn about research on two coastal birds: the Worthington’s marsh wren and the MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow. During a Biological Status Review conducted by FWC in 2010-2011, the Worthington’s marsh wren met the criteria to be listed as a Threatened species in the state of Florida; and the MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow is under consideration for federal listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Currently, little is known about these two subspecies, so FWRI researchers are studying their abundance, nest survival and post-fledging survival in association with their habitat. Special thanks to Amy Schwarzer and Roxan Chicalo.

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.