Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

September 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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It’s the birding news! Right in your inbox! Is that cool or what?

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Because he delights in putting the working man down, Bob Carroll is starting a monthly weekday-morning bird walk for retirees and other persons of leisure, beginning this week: “Will you please … Continue reading

September 6, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Don’t look behind you, Summer, those are Fall’s footsteps you hear!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Up to four fall-migrant Alder Flycatchers have been sighted along Sparrow Alley recently, mostly around “the dip.” That’s the low area in the trail about a hundred yards past the powerlines … Continue reading

August 31, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Alder Flycatchers, Lawrence’s Warbler at Sparrow Alley

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Mike Manetz walked Sparrow Alley this morning after Jennifer Donsky told him that she’d found an Alder Flycatcher there. Mike relocated Jennifer’s bird and saw a second one as well. The … Continue reading

August 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Possible Alder Flycatcher at Barr Hammock

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning’s walk at Barr Hammock was largely birdless, but we did find what may have been an Alder Flycatcher. We’re not positive – it didn’t call – but it was … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The beginning of the end; plus, final migration count results

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got only two or three more weeks of neotropical birds like warblers, tanagers, cuckoos, thrushes, and buntings. Then, beginning around October 15th or 20th – about the time the first Yellow-rumped Warbler … Continue reading

September 22, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Preliminary results of the fall migration count

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report First day of fall! Now the nights start getting longer and the days start getting shorter and the birds start getting more abundant! I haven’t received all the results from Saturday’s fall migration … Continue reading

September 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The Alder Flycatcher abides; plus Short-tailed Hawk and a plethora of other sightings (that’s right, a plethora).

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Crane gave the wrong dates for the Florida Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center. The sale covers two days, only the second of which is open to the general public: Friday, … Continue reading

September 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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A lively migration; plus, a new Facebook page for Alachua County birders!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’ve been emailing these birding reports out for something like fifteen years. But email is giving way to more rapid (and concise!) methods of communication like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. It’s possible now … Continue reading

September 1, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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More birds than you can shake a stick at, if you were inclined to shake a stick at birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’m in the process of posting the new Alachua Audubon field trip schedule on line. It’s rather slow going, because I have to create an individual page for each trip, but I like … Continue reading

August 27, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The fun never ends

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Jonathan Mays reported an Empidonax flycatcher along the La Chua Trail’s Sparrow Alley earlier today. He couldn’t stay – he had a conference to attend – but before leaving he contacted Mike Manetz … Continue reading