Bring your binoculars and Audubon book,  Hamilton County is home to several species of birds.

Jennings Bluff Tract
Located in northeast Hamilton County near the Georgia border, the entrance road for the Jennings Bluff Tract leads gradually down through upland hardwood forest to a trail along the slow tannic Alapaha River. Other habitats include hydric hammock, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills and open field.

Address: NW 25th Ln, Jennings
Phone: (386)362-1001
Hours: dawn to dusk

Holton Creek Tract
Hike the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) as it follows the Suwannee River through the Holton Creek Wildlife Management Area’s gorgeous old-growth bottomland and flood plain forest. You will be rewarded with nice vantages from the occasional river bluffs; additional habitats include sandhills, upland mixed forest and floodplain swamp.

Address: 64th Terrace, Live Oak
Phone: (386)362-1001
Hours: 1.5 hours before sunrise until 1.5 hours after sunset

Potash Corp – White Springs Wildlife Management Area

This site is available only with reservations. Please contact Four Rivers Audubon to arrange a trip

Immense settling ponds at this wildlife management area and phosphate mining site near White Springs are a magnet for birds; varying depths of water attract everything from Black-bellied Whistling Ducks to American White Pelicans as well as Bald Eagle and Wood Stork.

Address: Six miles north of White Springs, east of US 41 (SE CR 137), White Springs
Phone: (386)397-8473
Hours: by appointment only

Big Shoals Public Lands
Together, Big Shoals State Park, State Forest and Wildlife Management Area comprise the Big Shoals Public Lands, a wild and impressive property jointly managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD). Florida Forest Service, Florida Park Service an the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This site borders the majestic Suwannee River (an Outstanding Florida Water), which has the largest whitewater rapids in the state, plus scenic vistas from 80-foot high limestone bluffs above the water. With 33 miles of trails and the fiver to explore, visitors have numbers options for a fun-filled day. Birds: Wood Stork

Address: 11330 SE County Road 135, White Springs
Phone: (386)397-4331
Hours: 8:00 am – sundown