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STA 5/6 Driving Bird Tour

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STA 5/6 Clewiston

Deer Fence Canal Road

Clewiston, FL

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Enjoy birding and photography at STA 5/6.

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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 Deer Fence Public Access Trailhead. 

Governor’s Executive Order 20-139, phase 2 of the recovery plan. Please follow the specific guidelines.

• Stay next to vehicle when getting out of vehicle

• Limit to 50 participants per EO 20-139

• Use of facial cover recommended

• Maintain Social Distancing

• No carpooling upon arrival at the site

• No sharing of equipment (cameras, binoculars, scopes, etc.)

• Walkie talkies radios are to be cleaned prior to and after each event if used

• New liability releases sign by each participant

. Register for trips through Eventbrite.  For information email Margaret England at or   leave a message at  (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 .January,. 2 (2021) and January 1, (2022)

Download Liability Release Form:

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.


October 3, October 17, Nov. 7, Nov.  21 , Dec. 5, Dec.  19


Christmas Bird Count Jan. 2 (2021)

Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb, 14, Feb, 15,

March 6, March 20, Apr. 3, Apr. 17, May 1, May 15,

Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 18,


Jan. 1.

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

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STA 5/6 Clewiston

Deer Fence Canal Road

Clewiston, FL

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