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The Great Florida Birding Trail
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Description:
The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) 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.
Expanded Description:
The GFBT is a 2000-mile highway trail which unifies a total of 446 existing and new birding sites throughout Florida. This ambitious project combines special highway signs identifying Birding Trail sites with detailed maps showcasing the wonderful birding opportunities in Florida. Each Trail section consists of a series of clusters, with each cluster containing 5-15 sites highlighting communities and special ecosystems like the Lake Wales Ridge.

Traditionally, only local birders knew about the great birding sites in their area. Most publicity went to the federal and state sites, such as J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park. The Great Florida Birding Trail aims to combine more prominent birding sites with smaller local sites in groups that will spread out casual birdwatchers into the surrounding communities.

General information about the GFBT can be found at (visit link)

Specific information about designated GFBT locations can be found at (visit link)
Instructions for Posting a The Great Florida Birding Trail Waymark:
Waymarks in this category should include:

* Coordinates taken at the main entrance or marker of each location.
* A legible photo of the marker
* Full name of the location
* Name of the agency or agencies involved in the management of each location.
* A brief description of the site - state park, national wildlife refuge, etc.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To claim a log for this waymark, some proof of a visit is required. This proof can be a simple photo of a GPS, a photo of the person logging the waymark, or a photo of a signature item that a person uses for photographs, similar to using a gps.
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The Great Florida Birding TrailPinelands Preserve GFBT

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This preserve is managed by St. Lucie County. Good for beginners. Birding by foot, bicycle, or horseback. Best time of day: Both morning and evening.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man

location: Florida

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: never

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The Great Florida Birding TrailRitch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera, (Viera Wetlands)10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL, 32940.

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Also known as the Viera Wetlands, the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands are easily accessible and offer birding for all levels of skill and identification. It carries the GFBT identification V141.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Florida

date approved: 1/2/2014

last visited: never

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The Great Florida Birding TrailCorkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Blair Audubon Center

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Blair Audubon Center is a wildlife preserve protecting the last ancient cypress forest. Trees in the preserve are dated at 450-500 years old. GFBWT south region, site ID = E.42

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Florida

date approved: 11/6/2013

last visited: never

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The Great Florida Birding TrailO'Leno State Park

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Home of the Ghost Town of Keno, O'Leno State Parks offer numerous opportunities for bird watchers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member the federation

location: Florida

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: 3/1/2014

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The Great Florida Birding TrailWerner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park - Port Richey, FL

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This park has a small nature trail and picnic tables with future plans of expansion. You cannot access the spring. There's a pay station by the parking lot with an entrance fee of $3.00 per car.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado

location: Florida

date approved: 2/17/2013

last visited: 2/3/2013

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The Great Florida Birding TrailMatheson Hammock Park & Marina - Coral Gables. FL

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Matheson Hammock Park & Marina is located at 9610 Old Cutler Road, just south of Coral Gables, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 1/14/2013

last visited: 4/3/2013

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The Great Florida Birding TrailPonce De Leon State Park

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A recommended quick stop to observe in the pines around a freshwater spring and swamp.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Florida

date approved: 12/4/2010

last visited: 12/23/2009

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The Great Florida Birding TrailWeeki Wachee Preserve

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A newly obtained State Park. Come see the mermaids or enjoy the water park. Either way you can birdwatch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 9/14/2010

last visited: 9/5/2010

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The Great Florida Birding TrailCoconut Point Sanctuary - Melbourne Beach, FL

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Coconut Point Sanctuary is located on S. Highway A1A, Soth of Melbourne Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever

location: Florida

date approved: 3/27/2010

last visited: 3/15/2010

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The Great Florida Birding TrailThe Rooks Trail - Homosassa Springs, FL

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The Rooks Trail is part of the Homosassa Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Florida

date approved: 2/28/2010

last visited: never

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The Great Florida Birding TrailWekiwa Springs State Park - Apopka, FL

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This large park provides several different habitats that are great for birdwatching.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 11/7/2009

last visited: 7/5/2013

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The Great Florida Birding TrailSawgrass Lake Park - St Petersburg, FL

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400 acre park with a boardwalk, overlook tower, and educational center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 9/7/2009

last visited: 5/22/2009

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The Great Florida Birding TrailBoyd Hill Nature Preserve - St Petersburg, FL

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Large preserve along Lake Maggiore, on the Great Florid Birding Trail. $3 admission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/31/2009

last visited: 8/30/2009

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The Great Florida Birding TrailMead Garden - Winter Park, FL

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Large Botanical Garden providing many sicial and recreational opportunities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/27/2009

last visited: 10/25/2013

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The Great Florida Birding TrailMoss Park - Orlando, FL

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Located between two lakes, this large park offers many recreational opportunities and bird watching locations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/26/2009

last visited: 8/20/2009

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The Great Florida Birding TrailAlfred McKethan Pine Island Park - Spring Hill, FL

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A beach park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Florida

date approved: 3/19/2009

last visited: 12/25/2011

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The Great Florida Birding TrailT. Mabry Carlton Memorial Reserve - Venice, FL

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1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy Venice, FL

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 3/19/2009

last visited: 2/6/2012

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The Great Florida Birding TrailOscar Scherer State park - Osprey, FL

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This park is well know for it's population of threatened Florida Scrub Jays

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 3/19/2009

last visited: 1/30/2012

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The Great Florida Birding TrailForever Florida

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7.5 miles south of Holopaw on US 441.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man

location: Florida

date approved: 2/9/2009

last visited: never

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The Great Florida Birding TrailHomosassa WMA - FL

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Lrge park more famous for manatees.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 2/9/2009

last visited: 2/20/2010

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The Great Florida Birding TrailBabcock-Webb WMA-Punta Gorda,FL

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Babcock-Webb WMA in Punta Gorda,FL

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 1/19/2009

last visited: 8/18/2009

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The Great Florida Birding TrailJN "Ding" Darling NWR-Sanibel,FL

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Located on Sanibel Island,FL

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 1/19/2009

last visited: 5/19/2013

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The Great Florida Birding TrailGreynolds Park - N. Miami Beach, Florida

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Greynolds park is part of the Miami Dade Park System.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GT.US

location: Florida

date approved: 12/27/2008

last visited: never

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The Great Florida Birding TrailJohn R. Bonner Nature Park - Largo, FL

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The Great Florida Birding Trail is located just inside the John R. Bonner Nature Park in Largo, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado

location: Florida

date approved: 11/7/2008

last visited: 3/18/2011

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The Great Florida Birding TrailBear Point Sanctuary - Ft. Pierce, Florida

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Florida Birdwatching - It doesn't get any better than St. Lucie County

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer

location: Florida

date approved: 10/6/2008

last visited: 7/20/2011

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