St. Joseph Bay is host to rich and productive ecosystems that can support a variety of native bird species and is a major forage area for migratory birds that fly the Atlantic Flyway during spring and fall migration.
The Main Tract and Deal Track areas of the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve lands are recognized by the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail network as premier wildlife viewing sites.
St. Joseph Bay eBird Hotspots
eBird is an online database of bird observations managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. eBird Hotspots are public birding locations created by eBird users, and allow multiple birders to enter data into the same shared location.
Click the link below for the latest bird counts for each area.
1 Port St. Joe-Clifford Simms Memorial Park(Jetty Park)
2 Port St. Joe-Bay Walk
3 Port St. Joe-City Pier
4 St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve-Main Tract
5 Salinas Park
6 Cape San Blas
7 St. Joseph Peninsula State Park-Bayview Trail
8 St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
9 Indian Pass Campgrounds & Peninsula
10 St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
11 St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve-Deal Tract
12 St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve—boat/kayak ramp