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The Great Florida Birding Trail is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. The statewide Florida bird watching trail promotes birdwatching activities, environmental education and economic opportunities.

How long is the The Great Florida Birding Trail? It is 2,000 miles long and incorporates more than 446 new and existing premier birdwatching sites, throughout Florida, selected for their quality of birdwatching experiences.

Compiled into trail guides, the Birding Trail represents four geographic regions: East Florida, West Florida, the Panhandle and the South loop.

South Florida guarantees remarkable birding experiences, with specialty bird species like snail kites, mangrove cuckoos and smooth-billed anis. Florida's coastlines act as migration superhighways for shorebirds, songbirds and birds of prey.

Caribbean birds, like thick-billed vireos and Bahama mockingbirds, stray to the Florida mainland. The expansive Everglades shelter an abundance of birds, most notably Florida's herons and egrets.