Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

Field Trips


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June Challenge kickoff
Jun 1 @ 6:15 am

Meet Rex Rowan in the parking corral of the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve (on CR 325 2.3 miles south of Hawthorne Rd.) to kick off The June Challenge. We’ll try to find Common Nighthawk and Bachman’s Sparrow at Longleaf. Next we’ll go to Windsor to scope Newnans Lake for Bald Eagles and Laughing Gulls. If time allows we’ll also visit Powers Park and Palm Point for additional views of Newnans Lake and possibly some late migrants. Our next stop will be La Chua Trail ($4 per vehicle entry fee) to search for Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Chat, Orchard Oriole, King Rail, Least Bittern, and Purple Gallinule, and depending on our success we may follow that up with a short walk at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which offers several of the same species plus Limpkin. We’ll be done by early afternoon with 50-plus species on our June Challenge lists.

Difficulty: 3 (may involve elevation change, uneven terrain, and/or distances greater than two miles).