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In Clearwater, Florida ~ Who left that Fowl Trail?

Great Florida Bird Trail - Clearwater, Florida

Great Florida Birding Trail in Dunedin Florida

 

Over 500 species of birdshave been spotted in Florida - we're a birdwatcher's paradise. This Fowl Trail is actually the Great Florida Bird Trail and information is provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Great Florida Bird Trail is made up of 2000 miles of self-guided highway trails throughout Florida. There are 445 birding sites located throughout Florida.

These trails were designed to conserve and promote "Florida's bird habitat by promoting birdwatching activities, conservation education and economic opportunity" (Source: GFBT Home page)

The Great Florida Bird trail is divided into 4 Sections and each one has it's own birding trail guide.  Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties birding sites and trails in cities like Clearwater, Dunedin, Tierra Verde, St Petersburg and Tampa can be found in the West Section Guide.

  1. West Section Guide
  2. East Section Guide
  3. Panhandle Section Guide
  4. South Section Guide

The information for the Great Florida Birding Trail is also available in Spanish.

  

Fun things to do in Clearwater, Florida and Tampa Bay

In addition, you can have fun while you learn by participating in the Wings Over Florida program.

Wings Over Florida is a FREE award program open to all birdwatchers - whether you're a Clearwater resident or not. This program encourages YOU to identify as many Florida native birds as you can. You may earn 1 or all 5 of the levels of birdwatching from "Beginner" to "Elite Florida Birder" for which you are awarded Full color certificates.  COST - FREE

birding on the beach on st pete beach florida

Beginners Birding for Kids - Pinellas County, Florida Summer Fun

Check out the the Wings Over Florida Junior Birder Program. This program was created to introduce younger children (3rd grade and up)  to Florida bird watching. Check out the Teacher / Student resources online and create your own unique bird scavenger hunt this summer.

Did you know that Florida has:

  • over 481 native birds;
  • 12 established non-natives;
  • and 4 native birds that are on the extinction list.

The Great Florida Bird Trail website has lots of tips and techniques for the beginner to the most experienced bird watcher. They provide checklist, bird guides, which sites you can expect to see which birds. Hope this provides you with some new ideas of things to do in the Clearwater / St Petersburg / Tampa Bay area.   

Have you ever tried birdwatching? What's your favorite spot or story?

UPDATED: Want to see more Florida bird photos, check out this follow-up article: My Photos Of Some Florida Birds by Lysa Napolitano   

Other Fun on a Budget Things to do in Clearwater / St Petersburg / Tampa Bay Florida Area:

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Courtesy of Sandbars to Sunsets, all information and photos are the property of Cyndee & Jack Haydon,Realtors copyright 2007.

 

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