Guide to the Birders of Alachua County

Meet the Birders of Alachua County!

Species: Alachua County Birder
(Ornithophilus dementis alachuensis)

identification

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

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

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Behavior:
Gregarious, especially in roadways.