Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

April 8, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Field trip update, still more migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Saturday’s wildflower field trip will be proceeding without its long-time leader, Dana Griffin. Dana has developed some back problems that are going to keep him off his feet for a while. … Continue reading

March 2, 2015
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Spring migration underway, plus continuing rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Over the past couple of years Mike Manetz has been dividing his time between Alachua County and Charlotte County on the southwest coast. Down in Charlotte he managed to infect some … Continue reading

January 11, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lark Sparrow still there

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Lark Sparrow found by Rob Norton on Friday the 9th – https://www.flickr.com/photos/73960438@N04/16241183915/ – was not found later that afternoon or on the day following. However at 11:30 on Sunday the … Continue reading

December 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Last birds of 2014

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Merry Christmas, birdwatchers! Roy Herrera has noticed that the Whooping Crane – still at the Beef Teaching Unit on the 24th – is observing the season by wearing Christmas-colored bands, as … Continue reading

October 11, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Winter is coming

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’re going to try something new for field trips: carpooling via the Audubon web site. First go to the field trip schedule: http://www.alachuaaudubon.org/classes-field-trips/ Click on a field trip, and the information … 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

August 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Looks like a fall migration to me

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Rufous Hummingbirds have already returned to two local feeders. Both are adult males. One that’s been visiting Mike Manetz’s yard since the 11th is wearing a little silver bracelet, so it’s … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Oh. THAT migration.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Thoreau called it “the royal month of August,” and he was right. The stupendous clouds, the heat, the lushness of the greenery – and of course the birds. June and July … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Oh MIKI you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Gainesville City Naturalist Geoff Parks read the subject line of the last birding report and inquired, “Do you get your ‘springerie’ at Victorious Egret?” Geoff gets First Prize! Phil Laipis and several other … Continue reading