Great Florida Birding Trail

Wood Thrush

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.

  1. Tract Closures

    District managed lands in Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Lafayette and Dixie Counties will close at sunset Friday, October 18, 2019 to 12:00 a.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 due to the impending landfall of Tropical Storm Nestor. Read On...
  2. Mallory Swamp ATV Trail

    The Mallory Swamp ATV Trail closed on September 9, 2019 and will reopen after spring turkey season on May 2, 2020. Read On...
  3. Withlacoochee Tract Closure - Pot Springs

    The Withlacoochee tract on Twin Rivers State Forest in western Hamilton County will be closed to vehicles through the end of summer. The Suwannee River Water Management District will be doing construction and restoration work at Pot Springs. Read On...