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STA5/6 Reservation 8 hours before event starts Free  

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 STA5/6 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6).  Beginning September 2018 Public Entrance will be from Blumberg Road.  The Deer Fence Entrance will be closed  until further notice during scraping operations in nearby cells.

Walking/bicycle access during daylight hours year round on Friday, Saturday, and Monday also Sundays except for the 12  fall and waterfowl hunting dates.

Driving Trips: Registration Required through Eventbrite (You don't need to print ticket.)

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-5/6) located at the south end of Blumberg Road south of Clewiston, Florida. 

Trips are limited to 60 participants. Registration required. Participants meet at STA5/6  gate at 8:15 a.m. where they will sign release forms and rearrange in to 4 person carpools. Register for trips through Eventbrite.  For information email Margaret England at or   leave a message at (863) 674-0695 or (863) 517-0202. Most participants finish before 1 p.m. The exceptions will be the Christmas Bird Counts with teams meeting at 7 am. There will not be escorted trips on December 28, 2019 and .January,. 2 (2021)

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Be prepared to go in 4 person carpools during this trip in order to limit the number of cars driving on the STA5/6 levee. Caravans lead by volunteers will be limited to 8 cars. 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.


September 14

October 12

November 9

November 23

December 14

December 28, 2019 Christmas Bird count


Jan. 11,

Jan. 18

Feb. 1,

Feb. 15, 16, 17 (Great Backyard Bird Count(

March 14,

 March  28

April 4,

April 18

October 3,

October 17

Nov. 7,

Nov.  21

Dec. 5,

Dec.  19


Christmas Bird Count Jan. 2 (2021)

Walking/Bicycling Visits : Friday, Saturday, Monday and most Sundays  Year Round (Closed  Sundays in the Fall and Spring for Duck Hunts) : Daylight Hours: Park in Public Access Parking Area at  south end of Blumberg Road, Port-o-lets will be available. 

Have questions about STA 5/6 Driving Bird Tour? Contact Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, Inc.

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STA 5/6 Blumberg Road Gate
Blumberg Road
Clewiston, FL 33440


Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, Inc.

Hendry-Glades Audubon mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

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