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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.

October 8, 2016 –  All District lands in the following counties are open:  Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, and Levy.  It includes Santa Fe Swamp WEA, Devil's Hammock WMA.  The trails at  Bell Springs, Gar Pond and Little Shoals tract.  For information contact Edwin McCook 386-647-3106 or

June 23, 2016
- Signs are posted closing portions of the Mill Creek South tract  to the public due to timber harvesting operations.  The tract will be closed until further notice.  For information contact Bob Heeke 386-647-3166 or

January 21, 2016 - Road 55-4 in the Steinhatchee Springs tract located on the west side of SR 51 has been closed to vehicles due to extreme wet conditions.