This just in–the Global Big Day 2018 had the biggest turn out yet!  More than 27,500 birders participated and sighted over 6,750 species.  Thank you for contributing to this Global Big Day! 

Documenting bird movements and population sizes contributes to the understanding of how these species live their lives.  By submitting your observations, you are a citizen scientist and are helping to build this understanding.  Whenever you go wildlife watching, post your bird sightings to eBird or add any plant or animal sightings to the Florida Nature Trackers to continue contributing as a citizen scientist.

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.