Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

September 12, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Brown Pelicans at Newnans Lake, migrating nighthawks and warblers

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 7th there were six Brown Pelicans at Newnans Lake, as well as Black Terns and some mid-sized white terns, at least one of which appeared to be a Common … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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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 21, 2014
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Local birding update, February 13-20: Whooping Crane, Royal Tern, and massive Limpkinitude

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the afternoon of the 13th, Paynes Prairie biologist Andi Christman saw a Whooping Crane at Paynes Prairie. She noted, “Flew over Hwy. 441 from the area of the boardwalk wildfire (between the … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
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Nelson’s Sparrow at La Chua!

Adam Zions found the county’s third-ever Nelson’s Sparrow along the La Chua Trail on the 20th. He describes the location as “about halfway between the ‘s’ curve before it straightens out for the last bit before the platform. If you … Continue reading

October 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Right before your eyes

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Debbie Segal writes, “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) plans to herbicide approximately 1,500 acres (over two square miles) of native wetland vegetation in Orange Lake in order to improve lake … 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 5, 2013
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The June Challenge – Day 5 update

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning Anne Kendall found a Ring-billed Gull and five Laughing Gulls on the dock at Powers Park, putting the icing on a successful birding trip. She started at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve at … Continue reading

June 3, 2013
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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