Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society


Protecting our natural resources through educated, concerned citizens.

Jay Watch -protecting Florida Scrub-Jays, our state’s only endemic bird species.

Follow this link for information on Window Strikes and read about methods used to help prevent bird from colliding with windows.

AAS Comments on Alachua County’s Trap, Neuter, Release Cat Program

Nest Boxes

On January 13, 2018, several AAS members (Bob Simons, Michael Brock, Eric and Sherry Amundson, Johnathan Varol, and Debbie Segal) joined members of the Four Rivers Audubon to install six bluebird boxes, one kestrel box, and Purple Martin nest gourds at the Lake City Treatment Wetlands.  It was a very cold morning but the camaraderie, scenery, abundance of birds, and satisfaction of contributing to bird conservation helped to distract us from thinking about our numb body parts.



From The Gainesville Sun:

Read about the first solar sanctuary from a partnership between FP&L and Audubon Florida. We would like to thank Bob Simons for his knowledge and expertise in this endeavor.


Here are some Important Bird Areas located within Alachua County: Alachua Lakes, Goethe State Forest (Watermelon Pond) a Global priority, Kanapaha Prairie a Continental priority, Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, San Felasco Hammock Preserve SP

Follow the links for more information on these organizations:

Follow the links for more information about these Audubon programs:

Creating Bird-friendly Communities is about taking personal conservation action to improve the environmental health and habitat quality of our yards and neighborhoods. Together, our actions can have a substantial effect.

Plants for Birds is a program to help you get started in contributing to the welfare of local birds. Our backyards are our private spaces, but also part of a larger landscape we share with our wild neighbors. With the right tools and information, we  can do simple things to create a healthier place to live for birds, plants, and other wildlife.

Look into Audubon’s Native Plant database for a list of plants in your area that birds will love.


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