Eagle Snag Trail

227s  Bald Eagle flying towards photographer

Trail Hours:
Monday -Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm



Please sign IN and OUT at the Landfill office before you visit the trail. A provided map will show the birding trail, general access areas of the Landfill and areas where there is no public access due to safety reasons. Be mindful that there is a lot of car, truck, and heavy equipment traffic in some areas of the site.

The birding trail is approximately two (2) miles long; much of it is a dirt trail, which should be accessible in all but extreme wet weather.

There are four distinct habitats represented on this trail, including the forest that surrounds the landfill property on the east, south and west (part of the Withlacoochee State Forest), the meadow of the closed landfill, the waste disposal area that attracts scavengers and the “badlands” slopes of the soil stockpile.

You can reliably spot gulls, crows, and vultures in the Landfill area any weekday. During the fall, winter, and spring months, bald eagles frequent the site as well, often perching in the dead “snags” at the edge of the forest waiting on a meal. Full-grown juveniles are the most common, but white-headed adults can also be seen. Other species that have been spotted include red-wing blackbirds, finches, jays, cardinals, bluebirds, grackles, hawks, summer tanagers and woodpeckers. The list grows as we have more people watching, so please feel free to share your sightings with us.

No smoking please.