Hendry Glades Audubon STA5 Tours and Meetings 2007
- Hendry-Glades Audubon will lead a public escorted birding tour/bird
count at Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) south of Clewiston on
Saturday January 13th from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at STA5 gate at 8:30
a.m. We will be walking and driving on the STA5 levee. Registration
open for all tours. Groups and individuals welcome.
To Register for Tours: Send a e-mail or call Hendry-Glades Audubon
member, Margaret England, at sta5birding@... with your
name and contact information including an emergency cell number and
the number in your party. You may also leave a message at(863) 674-
0695 or (863) 517-0202.
Tours are subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. If
you arrive early there is excellent birding on Blumberg Road 9 miles
from STA5. Maps from Naples and Hwy. 27 in document files below.
2007: Jan. 13, Jan. 27 (Highlands Audubon), Feb. 3 (Lake Region
Audubon and John J. Lopinot's Photography Class) , Feb. 17 (SW FL
Audubon and Peace River Audubon) , March 10, Apr. 14, Apr. 28, May
March 31: Big O Birding Festival STA5 Birding and Bus Tour 2:00-5:00
To register for the March 31 tour contact the Big O Birding Festival
registrar at http://www.bigobirdingfestival.com/ .
REGISTER THROUGH CONTACT FORM BELOW FOR THE STA5 TOURS OR FOR
INFORMATION ABOUT HENDRY-GLADES AUDUBON MEETINGS.
7:00 p.m. second Monday of the month September - May All meetings
except January and April meetings will be at Dallas Townsend
Agricultural Extension in LaBelle
January 8 (LaBelle:LaBelle City Commision Chambers on Highway 80
across for Flora and Ella's Restaurant,LaBelle) :
Reed Bowman, Ph.D. Archbold Biological Station
"The Ecology and Conservation of Scrub and the Florida Scrub-Jay"
Dr. Reed Bowman is an Associate Research Biologist and head of the
Avian Ecology lab at Archbold Biological Station. He holds graduate
degrees in wildlife and biology from McGill University and the
University of South Florida.
Over the last 25 years he has studied the ecology, demography, and
conservation of several threatened and endangered birds, including
the White-crowned Pigeon, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and the
Florida Scrub-Jay. In addition to his work in avian ecology, one of
his primary interests is the many affects, both locally and
worldwide, of increasing urbanization on birds. He is the author of
more than 60 scientific papers and book chapters and the editor of
two books, including the recently published and acclaimed "Avian
Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World". He is a Fellow of
the American Ornithologists' Union and a past President of the
Florida Ornithological Society. He is a member of the Florida Scrub-
Jay Recovery Team and helped develop the soon-to-be released
Recovery Plan for this species. He is an adjunct graduate faculty
member at University of South Florida, University of Central
Florida, and University of Memphis and has been the major advisor of
2 Ph.D. students and five Masters students.
Reed has a wife, Charlotte, and two children, Seth, age 9, and Mei 5
and going on 25. Charlotte is an educator, artist, and historian,
having recently completed a book on the history of Hicoria, a small
mill town that came and vanished in the scrub of the Lake Wales
Ridge. Reed is also an avid fly fisherman and fly tyer, mixing his
love of birds with his love of feathers to be used in an
irresistible trout fly.
Februrary 12 (LaBelle:Dallas Townsend) Taldi Walter, Alaska Field
Coordinator National Audubon Society "Birds and Vistas of Wild
March 12 (LaBelle:Dallas Townsend) Mark Renz "Florida Through Native
April 9 (Clewiston)Meet at US Army Corps of Engineers Clewiston
Office Speaker: Bob Montanaro "Ospreys of Pelican Island National
Directions: 525 Ridgelawn Road Clewiston, Florida It you are
traveling East on HWY 27... Travel all the way through Clewiston, if
you hit Sonny's BBQ you've gone to far... Traveling East you will
see Kelly Tractor on the northside of the HWY Shortly after Kelly
Tractor you will cross a bridge over the Industrial Canal Take your
next left which will be between Jolly Roger Marina and Ridgelawn
Cemetery After the Marina property take a left through the chain
link gate and the meeting room will be directly in front of you....
May 14 (LaBelle:Dallas Townsend) Dr. Jerry Jackson (FGCU) "Ivory-
billed Woodpecker: Florida connections to the "Lord God Bird."
Check Website for Updates: http://www.orgsites.com/fl/hgaudubon/