Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

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

November 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Yellow-headed Blackbird at Hague Dairy

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Greg McDermott wrecked his car four months after he moved to Gainesville in 1992. So Mike Manetz and I used to pick him up at his apartment and take him along … 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

June 27, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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June Challenge finale; and some goosing

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report REMEMBER, June Challengers: (1.) I need your totals, divided into ABA-countable and non-countable birds, by MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 30TH and (2.) please email me if you’re attending the June Challenge party … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Adventures in Challenging! and exciting breeding news!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report June Challenge party details! Becky Enneis writes, “The June Challenge Party is coming up soon, on Tuesday, July 1, at 6 p.m. Please attend and bring a covered dish (preferably with … Continue reading

February 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Return of the Pacific Loon!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Have you contacted Jessica Burnett about that House Sparrow project yet? If you live in Gainesville, and you have a yard, you should: jburnett9@ufl.edu The Alachua Audubon field trip to Alligator Lake on … Continue reading

January 2, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A whole new year of birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The biggest Florida birding news of the winter was the discovery – by a former member of the Romanian parliament! – of Florida’s third-ever Snowy Owl at the south end of Little Talbot … Continue reading

November 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Weekend update

In case you haven’t heard the news, Florida’s second-ever Townsend’s Solitaire was at Honeymoon Island today. It was found around 9:00 this morning and was still being seen as late as 3:30. Watch eBird or the state listservs for updates. … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
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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

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