We are excited to announce an addition to the bird watching program at Fort Cooper State Park.


Upcoming bird walks will be March 12,19, & 26, 2020.  These walks will be geared more for beginning and intermediate birdwatchers however all experience levels are welcome.

Participants will meet at 8:30 am at parking lot #2 and should bring binoculars, a field guide and anything else they feel will make their birding experience more enjoyable. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes and also bring sunscreen, insect repellent and something to drink to stay hydrated. This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather.


The park entrance fee is $3.00 per vehicle up to 8 people in the vehicle or $2.00 for pedestrian or bicyclist

For additional information, please contact 352-726-0315

Meet Gail 


Gail was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. She grew up camping, hiking biking and developed a love of nature and being outdoors. In addition, Gail loves to read and learn about anything pertaining to her beautiful state of Florida.


Gail took up the hobby of birding about 15 years ago. She enjoys watching the birds that come to her backyard feeders as well as going to parks and hiking the many wildlife areas in and around the state. She has helped monitor and band Florida Scrub Jays and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

"I am looking forward to sharing my passion and enthusiasm for birds with others who want to get started in the hobby of bird watching, just like others did for me"