Join Birders For The Annual Bird Count In Rural Hendry County
CLEWISTON, FL. -- The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is joining with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society as the group conducts its portion of the 110th Christmas Bird Count in Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5 in southeastern Hendry County. This is the Hendry-Glades Audubon's third year conducting the count at STA-5.
The data collected during the annual counts which span North America and beyond are critical to studies of the long-term health and status of bird populations. Such data is used to protect birds and identify environmental issues with implications for people as well, according to Audubon. The STAs, managed by the SFWMD, also provide the public with a variety of recreational opportunities, such as hiking, biking and excellent bird watching.
During the 109th Christmas Bird Count, Audubon teams in STA-5 and the surrounding area documented 112 species and more than 92,600 birds.
The event will be Saturday, January 2, 2010 beginning at 7 a.m. The gate at STA-5 is located on Blumberg Road in Hendry County, 12 miles south of the intersection of Blumberg and County Road 835. Blumberg Road ends at the gate after 10 miles of asphalt and 2 miles of dirt.
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