Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

June Challenge Kick-off


June 1, 2018 @ 6:15 am – 12:15 pm
$4.00 parking fee at La Chua, $5 parking fee at Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Rex Rowan

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 last 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. We’ll be done by lunchtime with 40-50 species on our June Challenge lists.


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

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