Newsletter Issues

Newsletters are listed below from most recent to oldest.

The following issues are in PDF format. Standard Versions have full-color photographs, and typically are 1 to 3 MB each. Image-Free Versions are less than 500 KB each. We recommend you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. This ensures that all the graphics and text print on the right pages, in the right proportions. Viewers can convert the pdf document to html through Adobe.

  • Kite Tales Vol.6 Issue 1 Winter 2014
    • Standard Version
    • Article summary:
    • Escape the Cold!

      Featured Trail Sites:
      - Lake Seminole
      - Big Bend WMA (Hickory Mound)
      - T. M. Goodwin WMA
      - Stormwater Treatment Area 5

      Species Spotlight: Florida Manatee
      Birding Trail Guides Go Electronic!
      Experience the Trail
      eBird Hotspot Explorer

  • Kite Tales Vol. 5 Issue 3 Fall 2013
    • Standard Version
    • Article summary:
    • Fall Migration has begun!

      NEW Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Sites.
      “On the Trail” in Apalachicola National Forest with Christi Cofield.
      Species Spotlight: Gopher Tortoise
      It’s not an optical illusion…they’re birding trail APPROVED!
      Tribute to Lyall Kingman.
      The Duck Stamp is here!

  • Kite Tales Vol. 5 Issue 2 Spring 2013
    • Standard Version
    • Article summary:
    • Spring into Action!

      Featured Trail sites
          - Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area
          - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
          - Gainesville Regional Utilities’ Champman’s Pond
          - Fern Forest Nature Center

      An Eagle’s Tale by Jack Rogers
      1st Annual Nature Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival highlights
      Trail Guides in the palm of your hand
      Swallow-tailed Kite t-shirt
      NEW! Birding Trail Binoculars by Opticron USA

  • Kite Tales Vol. 5 Issue 1 Winter 2013
    • Standard Version
    • Article summary:
    • Winter Wonderland!
      Species Spotlight: Southeastern American Kestrel
      On the Trail: The Cenker Family
      Featured Trail Sites:
          Big Lagoon State Park
          Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge
          Withlacoochee State Forest (Citrus Tract)
          Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area
      Ready, Set, Go Wild…Orlando
      Trail News: Rural County Initiative
      Nature Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival

  • Kite Tales Vol. 4 Issue 4 Fall 2012
    • Standard Version
    • Article summary:
    • Species Spotlight: Peregrine Falcon
      On the Trail: Black Bear Encounters!
      Featured Trail Sites:
        St Marks NWR
        GTMNERR
        Manatee Viewing Center
        Curry Hammock State Park
      Florida Butterfly Encounters
      Monarch Butterfly Festival
      Wings Over Florida
      Social Media
      Learn how to id butterflies

  • Kite Tales Vol. 4 Issue 3 Summer 2012
    • Standard Version
    • Article summary:
    • The Heat is on!
      Species Spotlight: Southern Black Racer
      On the Trail: watching Dragonflies
      Birding Trail Highlights
      How to use the Trail: Part 1
      summary of the GFBWT satisfaction survey
      iPhone, iPad and Android app!
      Social Media Platforms - Blogger - Facebook - Twitter

  • Kite Tales Vol. 4 Issue 2 Spring 2012
    • Standard Version
    • Image-Free Version
    • Article summary:
    • Spring has sprung!
      Species Spotlight: Prothonotary Warbler
      “On the Trail” at Circle B Bar Reserve
      Birding Trail Highlights: Spring into action
      Trail News
      Upcoming Festivals
      Radar Birding
      County Listing
      Nature Viewing App

  • Kite Tales Vol. 4 Issue 1 Winter 2011
    • Standard Version
    • Image-Free Version
    • Article summary:
    • The snowbirds are coming!
      Species Spotlight: Crested Caracara
      Site Highlights: Snowbird influx
      On the Trail at Joe Overstreet Landing
      Rural County Initiative
      Winter festivals & events
      We are Blogging!
      Duck challenge!
      Holiday Gift Donation

  • Kite Tales Vol. 3 Issue 1 Summer 2010
    • Standard Version
    • Image-Free Version
    • Article summary:
    • Summer is still a great time to see wildlife!
      Florida Shorebird Alliance
      Feature Species: Brazilian Free-tailed Bat
      Birding Trail Site Highlights: Summer birding sites
      Monarchs and Migration
      Great Florida Birding Trail News and Notes
      New Great Florida Birding Trail website!
      Deepwater Horizon oil spill update
      Upcoming Wildlife Festivals

  • Kite Tales Vol. 2 Issue 2 Fall 2009
    • Standard Version
    • Image-Free Version
    • Article summary:
    • Cooler weather is on the way!
      Florida habitat is critical to North Atlantic Right
          Whales
      Feature Species: Snail Kite
      Birding Trail Site Highlights: Fall birding and
          ‘butterflying’ hotspots
      Wildlife Viewing Ethics: Be a good guest
      Great Florida Birding Trail News and Notes Upcoming Wildlife Festivals

  • Kite Tales Vol. 2 Issue 1 Spring 2009
    • Standard Version
    • Image-Free Version
    • Article summary:
    • Spring is in the air!
      Chinsegut Nature Center celebrates wildlife
      Feature Species: sea turtles
      Birding Trail Site Highlights: Florida spring bird
          migration
      Get Kids Involved!
      Welcome Back, Cranes!
      Great Florida Birding Trail News and Notes
      Upcoming Wildlife Festivals

  • Kite Tales Vol. 1 Issue 1 Winter 2008
    • Standard Version
    • Image-Free Version
    • Article summary:
    • We hope you enjoy the inaugural edition of “Kite
          Tales!”
      Feature Species: Sandhill Crane
      Birding Trail Site Highlights: Florida winter birding
      Updates to the East Florida Birding Trail
      Butterfly Viewing in Florida
      New Online Birding Trip Planner!
      Birding Trail Road Sign Update
      Upcoming Wildlife Festivals