Thursday, June 16, 2011

Great Florida Birding Trail



A program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Great Florida Birding Trail connects almost 500 sites throughout the state of Florida specifically selected for their excellent birdwatching, wildlife viewing or educational opportunities. Designed to conserve and enhance Florida's wildlife habitats, this 2,000 mile self guided highway trail promotes birdwatching and wildlife viewing activities, conservation education and economic opportunity throughout the state. I took this picture while visiting the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, which is one of the gateways for the Panhandle Florida section of the trail.

8 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That sounds like a great program, especially for those of us trying to get started with the hobby.

Darla said...

Something else you post about that I have never taken advantage of here.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting program!This sign is beautiful!
Léia

Halcyon said...

This sounds like something I would love! Have you spotted any special birds here?

PS: Thanks for your comments today. Hopefully blogging will be back to normal by next week. It gets tiring standing in the one place where the neighbor's unsecured network is strong. ;-)

Jacob said...

I'm wondering if bikes are allowed on the Birding Trail? We're ready to go and have our Audubon "Florida Bird" book at hand!

Re your comment on Cedar Key: It seems like all of my favorite piers have been blown away by hurricanes at one time or another!

Jack said...

Florida has such a wealth of birds, a place like this with information about the birds would be welcome.

~Cheryl said...

I don't suppose it's any accident the sign resembles a bird house. I'm ready to take a highway trail!

jennyfreckles said...

I'd be really happy to do a tour of these sites.