Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

The July-August edition of the Crane is out! AAS Field Trips RETURN THIS FALL and more!


Read the latest issue of our chapter newsletter here: The Crane July-August 2021.

Newsletter highlights

The countdown is on! Alachua Audubon will resume our much-anticipated birding field trips, starting in early September.

-The Wednesday bird walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park will also resume in September and will occur each Wednesday morning beginning at 8:30 am from September 1st through the end of May.

-The Santa Fe College Continuing Education program will resume this Fall and AAS will once again lead the program’s popular birdwatching class which is held each Saturday morning for four consecutive weeks. The schedule and registration form will be available through Santa Fe College when they are finalized.

-After the 2021 COVID hiatus, our annual Backyard Birding Tour is now in the early planning stages and is slated to be held in early 2022.

2021 Alachua County June Challengers at San Felasco Hammock State Park

2021 Alachua County June Challengers at San Felasco Hammock State Park. Photo by Pratibha Singh.

Read details on these announcements and several other important updates in this issue’s Message From The AAS President

Inside this issue:

  • Evening Programs
  • Results of the 2021 June Challenge
  • Notes from some June Challengers
  • Kestrel Nest Box Report
  • A Poem; AAS Call for Photos
  • June Challenge Photo Picks

The Crane is Alachua Audubon Society’s newsletter, published electronically bi-monthly to our website, with back issues also archived there.

As a member of Alachua Audubon Society or the National Audubon Society, you can receive it in your inbox by sending an email to including your name and address.

image of Page 1 of this issue of The Crane

The Crane’s July – August 2021 Message from the President and Index

Congrats to Alachua Audubon board member Tim Hardin for winning this year’s Alachua County June Challenge with a total of 127 bird species seen!

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