Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

Guide to the Birders of Alachua County

Species: Alachua County Birder (Ornithophilus dementis alachuensis)

 

 

Identification:
Extremely variable. Frequently adorned with silly hats. Can usually be detected by listening for a sibilant noise made to attract birds and annoy others, otherwise known as pishing.

 

 

 

 

Habitat:
Pine Flatwoods, Upland Hardwood Forest, Scrub, Sandhills, Marsh, Swamp, Grasslands, Farm lands, Wastewater Treatment Ponds, Dairy Lagoons, Parking Lots

 

 

Behavior:
Gregarious, especially in roadways.