For birders, a hike down a Florida trail means an ever-unfolding adventure of discovery. Positioned as we are along major annual migratory routes, Florida offers thousands of places for sightings of both common and offbeat species. Our Great Florida Birding Trail points you to sites where local folks concur the birding is especially excellent, and you’ll find many hikes on this website on that list.
Florida birds you should know
Do you know the difference between an anhinga and a cormorant? Can you tell a roseate spoonbill from a flamingo? Hint: the spoonbill is MUCH smaller, but just as pink, if not even more flamboyant. How about telling all those “pretty white birds” in the mud flats apart?
Here is our growing list of identification information for significant bird species you’ll find in Florida and how to tell some of the more similar species apart.
Best Birding Destinations in Florida
With hundreds of birding destinations to choose from in Florida, where should you focus your time and effort? These are the places that we consider bountiful destinations for birders and photographers. You won’t come up empty-handed on a visit to these parks and trails.