Kite Tales - January 2017

ISSUE NUMBER 5 • January 2017

gfbwt logo

Kite Tales

the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail's monthly newsletter

florida keys
Florida Keys WEA

Wings Over Florida Field Trips - Florida Keys

On February 11th and 12th we will be offering field trips/events in the Florida Keys. There will be a Wings Over Florida field trip at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Saturday February 11th followed by an afternoon speaker series program about the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. On Sunday February 12th there will be a Wings Over Florida field trip at the Florida Keys WEA.

We hope to see you there!

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

NEW website feature!

Latest eBird sightings!

Looking to see where you can go find a Red-cockaded Woodpecker or a Fulvous Whistling-Duck in Florida? You can now link to the latest eBird sightings for both of those species and the rest of our Top 30 Florida birds.

Go to each of our Top 30 Florida Birds webpages and click on the latest eBird sightings button.

Robert Emond saw 217 species in Florida in 2016!

Big Year Certificates

Did you bird in Florida during 2016? Did you see over 50 native species? Then you qualify for a FREE 2016 Big Year Certificate. 

Rules & Instructions

Apply here using our Checklist of Florida Birds


eBooks for the trail

All 4 of our section trail guides are now available as eBooks from Amazon. 

You can purchase them for your Kindle. Don’t have a kindle? Then we got you covered! 
Download the FREE Kindle Reader App 
iTunes (iPhone & iPad) >>>
Google Play (android) >>>

Need Help? 
Help for Apple devices >>>
Help for Android devices >>>

In this issue

  • Field Trips
  • NEW web feature
  • Big Year certificate
  • eBooks


The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a network of 510 sites spread throughout the state. The Trail is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida. The Trail is possible thanks to dozens of federal, state, and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private landowners. Continued, broad-based support and grassroots community investment will continue to make the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail a success for Florida and for our feathered friends.



Visit our website for more resources