Great Florida Birding Trail
The Great Florida Birding and WildlifeTrail (GFBT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a 2,000-mile, self-guided highway trail that connects and unifies nearly 500 birding and wildlife viewing sites throughout Florida. Guide booklets contain site descriptions, directions and maps showcasing the wonderful birding and wildlife watching opportunities in Florida. A Trip-Planning Tool is available which uses an interactive map to search by site name, county, city, trail section, bird species, habitat or amenity/feature: public.myfwc.com/maps/birdtrip.
Polk County Trail Guides
Check the guidebooks in advance to make sure you’re visiting seasonal sites at the right time of year. Call ahead to visit sites that are by appointment only, or to inquire about possible closures.