The 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, including any gatherings related to the June Challenge, until further notice. However AAS encourages you to participate in the June Challenge individually. There will be no party this year, but the coveted Trophy will be given out to the winner.
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.
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)
Here are some migrants recently seen locally:
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.