Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 22, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Looniness, a profusion of siskins, and more spring arrivals

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I can tell it’s spring because I found three ticks crawling on me after a “Sneaky Sunday” visit to the sheetflow restoration area this morning. I mentioned this to Mike Manetz … 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

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

November 28, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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You are what you eat

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report People are always asking me, “What’s your favorite bird?” This is the one day in the year when I can answer that question without a moment’s hesitation: my favorite bird is the one … 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

July 28, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Migrant shorebirds at the Hague Dairy

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It feels like late summer, but the season is barely a month old. The birds’ breeding activity continues, but on a smaller scale, and more quietly. Purple Martins and Northern Rough-winged Swallows appear … 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 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Your weekend: places to go, birds to see

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Anne Kendall got a hot tip a couple of days ago: “I ran into Howard Adams and Barbara Mollison on the La Chua Trail on Wednesday and they told me they had found … Continue reading

June 10, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Hairy Woodpecker at LEAFS

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning I was finishing a walk at John Winn’s lovely LEAFS property in Waldo when I saw a Downy Woodpecker with an unusually large bill. That’s what I figured it was, anyway. … Continue reading

June 5, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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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