Fourteen New Sites on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
The results are in!
The Trail held open nominations for new sites between October 2022 and February 2023.
The best candidates were chosen based on four criteria:
1. Unique wildlife viewing opportunities and ecological significance
2. Educational opportunities
3. Access for the public
4. Resilience to recreational use
To experience all 14 new areas, check out the full list below:
Site Closures Due to Hurricanes Idalia and Ian
As of October 26, 2023 several of our GFBWT sites are still partially or totally closed for repair and restoration. Before planning a trip, please see the links below for status updates on impacted sites. If the site’s status is uncertain please call the numbers provided on the site's webpages for more information. This list will be updated periodically.
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
It's your road to adventure!
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of more than 500 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.
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.