Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

AAS-logoThe Alachua Audubon Society’s mission is to foster appreciation and knowledge of birds and other native wildlife, to protect and restore wildlife populations and their habitats, and to promote sustainable use of natural resources.


Please join us at The Wooly for a film screening of Journey of the Whooping Crane, followed by a Q&A with director Greg Pope. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Alachua Audubon Society. Follow this link to buy tickets and for more information.


Also for this Spring:


Sign-up for Birding Classes have begun! Classes start March 30, 2019. Go to our Activities: Birding Classes web page for more information as well as the link that will take you to the sign-up page at Santa Fe College.


Alachua Audubon Society offers a scholarship for high school students.

Field Trips and Activities, including  Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 

and Birds and Brew




sightings in Alachua County 

View recent Rare Bird Sightings in Alachua County

Sign up for eBird Alerts covering Alachua County and receive sightings of rare birds or needs (target birds) by email hourly or daily. Must be signed in to your eBird account (free)

La Chua Great Horned Owls. Photo courtesy of Erika Simons

Early morning birding on a field trip with John Hintermister to Bottoms Road, St. Marks WMA.


This Whooping Crane might be going to where the boys are. Read the story in the Gainesville Sun by clicking on the photo. Update: This is 1644. See story under New or Noteworthy. Photo courtesy of Dick Bartlett

Sunrise at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Birders at Santa Fe River Preserve. Photo courtesy of Karl Miller

Burrowing Owl courtesy of Erika Simons



Bobcat birding at Sweetwater Wetlands Park