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.

 

 

The Alachua Audubon Board, due to ongoing health concerns, has decided to continue it’s suspension of all Field Trips.  AAS will not be sponsoring any group-related activities until further notice. However AAS encourages you to participate in birding and other outdoor events individually.

You can still GO BIRDING on your own or with a friend … just stay six feet apart. The American Birding Association has published some guidelines that may help us Birders continue to follow an activity we are so passionate about.

Brush up on ID and listening skills with quizzes such as Bird Song Hero. Follow the Cornell Lab of Ornithology link under New and Noteworthy for more ways of sharpening your skills.

Another option is eBirding. Why should you eBird? Watch this video and read more here.

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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)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on nest at Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Photo courtesy of Erika Simons.

This is a photo taken last week of a screech owl chick in one of our boxes in Suwannee County. Bob Simons

Here are some migrants recently seen locally this past spring (2020):

Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-throated Blue Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect a crime against Florida’s birds, fish, wildlife or natural resources? See an injured animal? Report incidents to FWC’s Wildlife Alert Reward Program online or call 888-404-3922. From your cell phone call *FWC or #FWC, or send a text to Tip@MyFWC.com. Learn more at MyFWC/contact/wildlife-alert.

Alachua Audubon Events Calendar

Last Updated August 14th, 2020, Michael Brock