Hendry-Glades Audubon

 Christmas Bird Count is a free event! STA5-Clewiston (FLSO)
Join Hendry-Glades Audubon for the annual STA5Clewiston Bird Count to be held Saturday December 31, 2016: Choice: 7am  or 8am “teams” or 8:30 am – noon escorted group with volunteer guide. To participate register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sta-56-driving-bird-tourtickets-15361938973.  Choose December 31 from drop down menu. For information, contact Margaret England at 863-517-0202 or stabirding@embarqmail.com.

The Orange River count is in its 3rd year! Join the HGAS Team lead by Margaret England, Wednesday December 28th. We will meet at 7 am at the Alva Diner. The team will survey the east side of the 15 mile circle from Highway 80 south to Highway 82.   Margaret England stabirding@embarqmail.com or phone/text: 863-517-020

A new Hendry County Christmas Bird Count trial run at OK Slough and Spirit of the Wild is scheduled for Wednesday January 4th. Volunteers meet at the Keri Fire Tower on 832 at 7 am. Count should finish by 1 pm.
To join any of the teams, contact Margaret England stabirding@embarqmail.com or phone/text: 863-517-020

Monday January 16  at 7pm. This free program hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon will be held at the Hendry County Extension Dallas Townsend Building at 1085 Pratt Blvd. In LaBelle. 

For information contact Butch Wilson 863-983-2870 or Margaret England 863-517-0202.

January 16: Don Hamilton “Birds in Flight: Africa”    

February 13 TBA  (Date change)

  March 20: TBA

April 17: TBA Election  May 15: Dinner &  Installation Officers

Information STA 5/6 Public Access: (Check other pages on this website for additional information)

Reservations for Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 (STA 5/6) Escorted Driving Trips :     Click the link below  to register for STA 5/6 Driving Trips  Or Copy and paste this link in your browser.     


STA-5/6 Driving Access on Schedule Days Only:

Through a partnership with the South Florida Water Management District Hendry-Glades Audubon offers scheduled escorted driving trips at Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6    (STA-5/6) located at the east end of Deer Fence Road 27 miles south of Clewiston in eastern Hendry County. Trips are limited to 60 participants. Registration
 is required through Eventbrite link at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org    Participants meet at STA-5/6 gate at 8:15 a.m. to form carpools of 4 people to each vehicle. For additional information contact Margaret England, at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or (863) 674-0695 or cell/text (863) 517-0202.  Bring the completed liability release form, water, snacks, and lunch. Walkie-talkies are suggested. Donations are accepted by Hendry-Glades Audubon in order to help defray expenses to provide this program.  There are a limited number of opportunities for clubs and groups to schedule visits on scheduled dates.  Contact Margaret England for information about group or club reservations.

STA-5/6 Walking/Bicycle Access:

STA- 5/6 ( Stormwater Treatment Area- 5/6)  Information Stormwater Treatment Area- 5/6 is open to the public for hiking or bicycling  in the public access area  during daylight hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays year-round, and on Sundays except during posted duck-harvesting days in fall and winter.  No motorized vehicles are allowed, except during driving trips with Audubon tours. 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. 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.

 STA-5/6  Friday Van Trips:

Organized Van Trips: Friday Bus Trips Clewiston Museum ( Educational Program plus visit to STA5 limit 10 participants)  Email Butch Wilson for tour schedules at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com or contact him at 863- 983-2870. Go to http://clewistonmuseum.org/ to learn about the Clewiston Museum and its programs.

Additional information about the STA-5/6 Driving Trips:  Reservations are  required.  Openings are available in   2016 and  2017 on scheduled days only.    Trips will begin at the Deer Fence Trailhead.  (see map, directions and dates) :    STA-5/6 Deer Fence Written directions


Liability Release for Driving Trips:     LiabilityReleaseForRegularActivities_2014 – Copy

Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5/6) located at the east end of Deer Fence Road located 27 miles south of Clewiston in eastern Hendry County.  Watch for Deer deer fence canal roadFence Canal Road Sign on east side of CR 835. Follow Deer Fence Canal Road east 2 1/2 miles to the STA 5/6 Parking Lot.Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6


 2016 “Driving Trip Schedule”

November 19 

December 3,17 

December 31 “Christmas Bird Count” 2016:  7am “teams” and 8:30 am -noon escorted group with volunteer guide. 


Jan. 14, 21, 28

Feb. 4, 18, 19, 20

March 4, 18

April 8, 22

May 13

June 10

September 9

October 14

November 4, 18

December 2, 16

 Christmas Bird Count December 30, 2017