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Great Florida Birding Trail
Wood Thrush, Photo Credit: Ivy Rieger
Wood Thrush, Photo Credit: Ivy Rieger

The Great Florida Birding Trail has approximately 2,000 miles of trails from the Florida panhandle to the Keys. Trails are located on public lands where you may enjoy the sights and sounds of nature along the self-guided routes.

Don't know your way around to the sites? There are four guide books that provide detailed directions, maps, and habitat type of the lands within the birding trail system. Download the West Florida guide book (PDF, 2.95MB), which covers much of the north-central area of the state or visit the Great Florida Birding Trail website to learn more about this exciting and beautiful resource.

The Suwannee River Water Management District has designated the following tracts as part of the Birding Trail:

*Both the Ellaville and Sullivan tracts are part of Twin Rivers State Forest.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:
September 15, 2017 - The following District lands have reopened:  Devil's Hammock, Steinhatchee Falls, Sunnyvale, Log Landing, Shingle Landing, Nature Coast, Mt. Gilead, Cabbage Grove, Scanlon, Cabbage Creek, Holton Creek, Mallory Swamp, Goose Pasture Campground, Little River, Jones Mill Creek and Gar Pond.  All other District remain closed to public access until damage and safety assessments can be completed due to Hurricane Irma.

August 17, 2017 - The boardwalk at Pot Springs on the Withlacoochee tract in Hamilton County is closed for renovations.