Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Major birdage at Newnans Lake!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Patagonia Picnic Table Effect was operating at Newnans Lake today. After hearing about Andy Kratter’s sighting of a Red-throated Loon from the Windsor boat ramp yesterday, several birders descended on … Continue reading

June 18, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Broad-winged Hawk, possible American Bittern

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Mike Manetz writes, “While doing my Breeding Bird Atlas in Alachua this morning I got a good look at a Broad-winged Hawk. It was along Peggy Road about 50 yards west … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Calliope Hummingbird at High Springs!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It was one of those instances of birding serendipity that often begin a lucky day. Mike Manetz and I had hoped to look for the Fox Sparrow at Prairie Creek’s Lodge Trail with … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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An anniversary

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We are now in what Thoreau rightly called “the royal month of August.” Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of the greatest birder who ever lived, Ted Parker. If you want … Continue reading

June 19, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Barn Owl? We got yer Barn Owl right here

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I hadn’t heard of anyone staking out the US-441 observation platform for Barn Owls this month, so at 7:30 Wednesday evening Ron Robinson and I met there to see what would fly by … Continue reading

June 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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First two days of The June Challenge

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I showed up at Morningside Nature Center on Sunday morning to make sure everyone on the butterfly field trip signed the liability form and wouldn’t be able to sue us for butterfly bites, … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Bird Count results

From: Rex Rowan [rexrowan@gmail.com] Subject: Alachua County birding report Hey, make a note if you’re planning to join the January 5th field trip to Alligator Lake: the driving directions on the Alachua Audubon web site are wrong. Here’s what they … Continue reading