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STA 5/6 Driving Bird Tour

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STA 5/6 Blumberg Road Gate

Blumberg Road

Clewiston, FL 33440

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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.) The Public access gate has been changed to the south end of Blumberg Road effective April 1, 2021 for at least 2 more years while there is ongoing construction at the C-139 Project.

.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 Blumberg Road Public Access Trailhead. 

Beginning April 1, 2021 the Deer Fence Road Trailhead will be closed for approximately 2 years because of construction and trips will begin at the Blumberg Road STA 5/6 gate. We apologize for the inconvenience.

From the north • Starting on SR 80 just east of Clewiston, take Hendry County CR 835 or Evercane Road 9 ½ miles south. • Look for an old cell tower then at a westbound curve turn east onto Blumberg Road. • Travel south 9 miles on asphalt; look for a dirt road with a stop sign and an STA 5 sign. • Continue 2 more miles south on the dirt to the public access site.From the south • Take Exit 49 for Snake Road off Interstate 75 and go north 25 miles. • At Hendry CR 835, turn east and go 20 miles. • At a northbound curve, turn east onto Blumberg Road. • Travel south 9 miles on asphalt; look for a dirt road with a stop sign and an STA 5 sign. • Continue 2 more miles south on the dirt to the public access site.

Dogs are not allowed at STA 5/6 particularly due to potential stressing of nesting birds etc., that could be impacted.

. Please follow the specific guidelines.

• Stay next to vehicle when getting out of vehicle

• Limit to 50 participants

• 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 sta5birding@embarqmail.com or   leave a message at  (863) 517-0202. Most participants finish before 1 p.m. The exceptions will be the Christmas Bird Count with teams meeting at 7 am. January 1, (2022)

Download Liability Release Form:  www.hendrygladesauubon.org

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.

 2021

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

2022 Jan. 1.(Christmas Bird Count)

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

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STA 5/6 Blumberg Road Gate

Blumberg Road

Clewiston, FL 33440

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Organizer Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, Inc.

Organizer of STA 5/6 Driving Bird Tour

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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