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Whether you’re a beginner looking through your first pair of binoculars or an experienced birder searching for rare sightings, the opportunities for bird watching are endless.

There have been over 500 canvasback sightings near Lake Seminole and the watchful eye is bound to see birds like American coots, King rails, American purple gallinules, and Least bitterns.

Apalachee Wildlife Management Area

Located three miles north of Sneads along River Road you will find Apalachee Wildlife Management Area, 7,952 acres of public land that border Lake Seminole and the Chattahoochee River. Bird watchers delight in the many migratory species that pass through each year.

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Florida Cavern State Park

The park and its land belong to the Great Florida Birding Trail, and is one of the most northern sites in the state. Visitors can spot birds more common further north, such as the winter wren, rusty blackbird, fox sparrow and dark-eyed junco. In spring and summer, the swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites and broad-winged hawks call the skies home.

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Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of more than 500 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state of Florida. Jackson County has seven sites on the trail to explore.

  • Apalachee WMA
  • Butler Tract
  • Chipola River Greenway
  • Florida Caverns State Park
  • Hinson Conservation Area
  • Upper Chipola WMA
  • Three Rivers State Park

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