Florida Birding Trail


I am currently working on a file for the Panhandle Section of the Florida Birding Trail. Are there folks who would be interested in working on the other three sections (East, West, South)?

You can get copies of the guides in hard copy, or download copies at:

I am using TurboCCC's awesome "Extra POI Editor". What a great program.

I don't think I realized how much work really has to go into creating one of these files. Many thanks to those who have taken the time and effort to create these great resources.

Protocol Question

question In working on the Panhandle section guide it is possible to copy/paste the descriptions from the PDF guide and put it into the comments section. Is it appropriate to do this?

The material does not appear to be copyrighted or otherwise protected. The guides are free to the public.

Should I contact them and get permission & would that make it more appropriate?


It sure would be nice if I could get folks to step up with the guide sections for their area. It really helps if you are kind of familiar with the local area when placing the points.

Florida bird sites poi

Hi, did this get any further? I was going to start this but after a search I found this topic. Many birders visit Florida every year so I thought it would be popular.

I thought about starting with these locations;

Fort Pickens
St George Island State Park
Bald Point State Park
Apalachicola National Forest
St Marks National Wildlife Refuge

North Florida

Fort Clinch State Park
Paynes Prairie State Preserve
Ocala National Forest

Central Florida

Honeymoon Island State Park
Fort De Soto County Park
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Canaveral National Seashore
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area
Joe Overstreet Landing Rd and Lake Kissimmee
Lake Kissimmee State Park
Zellwood and Lake Apopka
Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve
Wekiwa Springs State Park

South Florida

Sanibel Island & J N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
STA-5 (need to join organized field trip www.sfwmd.gov)
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Everglades National Park
Bill Baggs State Park
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
A.D. Barnes Park
Lucky Hammock (Frog Pond Wildlife Management Area)


Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
Bahia Honda State Park
Curry Hammock State Park
Key West Tropical Forest & Gardens


Great Florida Birding Trail

A gpx file of the birding trail is available at https://sites.google.com/site/birdingtrails/statetrail

The author describes how it was constructed and discusses accuracy.