Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, Inc.

December 2nd, 2009

STA5:  STA5 Information Updated March 2014   Go to Eventbrite to Register online for STA5 Driving Trips:


sta trips Liability Release Form 2010STA5


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Join:  Join Hendry Glades Audubon, Select Chapter Code E51

Upcoming Programs:

For information contact Butch Wilson (863)-983-2870 Margaret England (863) 674-0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com

- 7:00 p.m. second Monday of the month September – May

Meetings held at the:

Dallas Townsend Bldg., located at 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle

or the Clewiston Museum 109 Central Ave, Clewiston

. For information contact Butch Wilson 863- 983-2870 or Margaret England (863) 674-0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com

 Monday December 8   Hendry-Glades Audubon  Program: Big Cypress National Preserve at 7 p.m. Dallas Townsend Hendry County Extension 1085 Pratt Boulevard LaBelle, Florida

Saturday December 20  at 9:00 a.m -1:00 p.m. Wet Walk  (Moderate Hike) Big Cypress (National Preserve) Welcome Center 33000 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, Florida Everyone Welcome (Hikers, Photographers, Birders) to this Free event hosted by the Fisheating Creek FTA Sub-Chapter. .Carpool from Barron Park in Labelle at 7 a.m. or meet at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center at 8:45 a.m. for 9:00 a.m. Ranger talk and film then travel to wet walk site. Walk from 11:00- 12:30 or 1:00. Bring snack to hold you over until lunch after the hike. Bring water, lunch, long pants, closed toed shoes, sunscreen, camera, and binoculars.For reservation or information contact: Margaret England mlelighthouse@embarqmail.com 863-517-02020

STA5 Public  Access 
Organized Bus Trips: Friday Bus Trips Clewiston Museum ( Educational Program plus visit to STA5 limit 10 participants)  Contact the Clewiston Museum
Organized Driving Trips: 25 Scheduled Saturdays and Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend Driving Trips: Reservations required  Hendry-Glades Audubon www.hendrygladesaudubon.org  STA5 Information March 2014
Personal Walking/Bicycling Visits :

Friday, Saturday, Monday Year Round (Closed for Sunday Hunts) : Daylight Hours: Park in Public Access Parking  Area at east end of Deer Fence Road, (Cross the bridge, continue east of the tower to parking area where the  kiosk and toilets are located.
Sunday (Non Hunt Days) from 2nd week in February to Mid September (1 Sunday hunt)  then October to Mid November (Non Hunt Days) Daylight Hours: Park in Public Access Parking  Area at east end of Deer Fence Road, (Cross the bridge, continue east of the tower to parking area where the  kiosk and toilets are located.

STA5 Driving Trips:  Reservations are  required.  Openings are available for the remainder of 2014 and 2015.   Trips will begin at the Deer Fence Trailhead.  (see map, directions and dates) STA5 Schedule, Lodging, Devils Garden Bird Park, and Friday Eco-tours to STA5 and Lake Okeechobee Click here for information:   ;   STA5 Deer Fence Written directions

STA5 BIRD-WATCHING TRIPS (South Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Site)

 Through a partnership with Hendry-Glades Audubon, the South Florida Water Management District will offer to the public escorted birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) located at the east end of Deer Fence Road located 27 miles south of Clewiston in eastern Hendry County.

Trips are limited to 60 participants. Registration required. Participants meet at STA5 gate at 8:30 a.m. To sign up for a trip send an e-mail to Margaret England,  “sta5birding@embarqmail.com” with your name and contact information including an emergency cell number for the tour day, the date you want to go, and the number in your party. You may also leave a message at (863) 674-0695 or (863) 517-0202.

Please consider  carpooling during this trip in order to limit the number of cars driving on the STA5 levee. Bring the completed liability release from, water, snacks, and lunch. Walkie-Talkies are suggested.  The closest gas stations are located at Big Cypress Indian Reservation, Clewiston, Montura,  or LaBelle.

Donations are accepted by Hendry-Glades Audubon in order to help defray expenses to provide this program.

Dates 2014:

 Dec. 27

Dates 2015:

Jan. 3 Christmas Bird Count

Jan. 17 Reservations Closed Check with Everglades Birding Festival for available seats on their vans.

Jan. 31 

Feb. 14, 15, 16 “Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend”

Feb. 28,

March 14 Reservations Closed: Big “O” Birding Festival Trips Only

March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9

June 13,July 11, August 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 5

Dec. 19


Jan. 2 “Christmas Bird Count”.