Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, Inc.

December 2nd, 2009

STA5:  STA5 Information Updated March 2014

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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

April 14: LaBelle

Birding in Hendry and Glades County by Car, Boat, or on Foot

 Local birders will be presenting the April Hendry-Glades Audubon program.  Learn where to go to by car, boat, or on foot to view the resident and migrating birds in Hendry and Glades County.   Be prepared to be entertained during this program and to have an opportunity to share your photos and local birding adventures. . This free event hosted by  Hendry-Glades Audubon  will be held on Monday April 14  at 7 p. m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.

Elections for the 2013-2014 officers and board will follow the program. A list of nominations will be presented with additional nominations accepted from the floor.

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

May 12: LaBelle

Cape Coral Friend’s of Wildlife Burrowing Owl  Slideshow & Short Videos by Dan Tudor


October 13: LaBelle, Dr. Reed Bowman : Scrub Jays

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:

March 22

 April 12, April 26, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9,

Sept. 13 Fall Migration Count

Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Dec. 27

Dates 2015:

Jan. 3 Christmas Bird Count

Jan. 17, Jan. 31 

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

Feb. 28, March 14, 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”.