Add on to today's Caloosa Bird Club trip
- Ed Becker and I stopped at south side of Franklin Lock on the way home and immediately added Bald Eagle, Limpkin, Rock Pigeon, Laughing Gull and Forster's Tern.
Of note- ditches are drying up, hurry, the ditches along Six Mile Cypress Pkwy running south from Hammond field will sport spoonbill, stork, glossy, white ibis, assorted heron, egrets etc... For only a few more days unless it rains significantly.
Ft Myers, Fl
STA5 Combined list Nov. 10, 2012 for STA5 north cells , Deer Fence Road and L1 Canal Road
Scissor-tailed flycatchers, Kingbirds and Warblers have returned to the cypress trees at the west end of Deer Fence Canal Road near the CR835/Deer Fence Canal Road intersection.
The next escorted STA5 trips will be Nov. 24, Dec. 8 and 22. The Christmas Bird Count will be held Dec. 29 (STA5-Clewiston,FLSO).
The new " STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead" 15 min. from Big Cypress Reservation, 45 min. from Clewiston and 60 min. from LaBelle.
Camping is available at nearby Dinner Island WMA and OK Slough State Forest. Directions to the Deer Fence Trailhead from I-75, Immokalee, LaBelle and Clewiston and 2013 schedule are posted at: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org
For information contact:
Stormwater Treatment Area 5, Hendry, US-FL Nov 10, 2012 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Comments: STA5, Deer Fence Road, and L1 Canal Road
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 50
American White Pelican
American Bittern 4
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Roseate Spoonbill 10
Snail Kite 1
Bald Eagle 2
Sora 4 calling
Peregrine Falcon 2
Western Kingbird Deer Fence/835 intersection and L1 Dike Road
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 6 5 Deer Fence/835 intersection and 1 on L1 Dike Road
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
American Robin 5