If you are in Palm Coast and you’d like to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors, then taking a stroll along one of the many birding trails here will surely be one of a kind experience!
Palm Coast is honored to boast recognition from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission as having many Great Florida Birding Trails.
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state. When you want to know where to go in Florida to see native birds, butterflies and more, head for Palm Coast and find a trail. It’s Your Road to Adventure!
Every year, millions of people, residents and visitors alike, participate in wildlife viewing activities, contributing billions of dollars to Florida’s economy, but the ultimate goal of the Trail is to encourage conservation of Florida’s native habitats and species.
The Trail is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida, and is possible thanks to dozens of federal, state, and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private landowners.
These trails are a blast to hike! Not only do they provide excellent exercise, but they also give you great views of a variety beautiful bird wildlife. There are many bird watching opportunities along this extensive trail system. This is definitely something you need to experience for yourself. Bring the whole family!
To raise local community awareness and have a little fun along the way, Palm Coast created a local festival to celebrate birds, trails and the great outdoors. In 2015, they created the first annual Birds of a Feather Fest.
An entire weekend is devoted to teaching you about birds. There are workshops, presentations and nature walks. Everyone is welcome. There are activities for both adults and kids. The festival, the birding trips and the classes are open to both amateur and professional bird watchers alike. With the All Day Family Fun Saturday, you can bring the whole family and enjoy a great day of food, birds, and fun! Many activities are free of charge.
Some people have asked, how did it come about that you created a whole festival dedicated to birds? Well, the story goes a Palm Coast city employee organized this festival after being inspired by a neighboring festival. This employee attended a bird fest in another Florida city and believed that Palm Coast’s amenities and natural setting would be a perfect fit for this type of event.
So, the festival was created and the rest is history. This event keeps growing and has, pardon the pun, taken flight to become a highly anticipated annual event each and every year.
Around Palm Coast, the folks say this festival is “Fun for the Whole Flock”!