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

July 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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First migrant shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning Mike Manetz and I walked about three and a half miles at Paynes Prairie, going out Sparrow Alley and coming back along the soon-to-be-bulldozed Sweetwater Dike. We noticed a … 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

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

May 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Time’s a-wastin’!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Lovett Williams, Jr., who worked for Florida’s Game and Fish Commission for many years beginning in the 1960s, died on April 30th at the age of 78. He was a well-known wildlife biologist … Continue reading

April 28, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Spring ain’t over. In case you were thinking it was.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At some point you should get around to looking at this: http://standbyourplan.org/ Remember that spring migration is still underway, and there are plenty of surprises out there. Dean and Samuel Ewing saw a … Continue reading

April 22, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Blue bird bonanza

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 21st Dean Ewing wrote, “If people want to see a blue bonanza, just go over to Mildred’s Big City Food (south of University Avenue, just west of 34th Street) and walk … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Additional springerie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report There are two stages of life. Stage One is, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” Stage Two is, “You’re not getting better, you’re getting older.” When Samuel Ewing recently corrected my misidentification … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Some kind of record

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report If you haven’t seen the Bullock’s Oriole and you plan to, let me ever-so-gently remind you of something I wrote in an earlier post: “Dotty Robbins told me that she went north from … Continue reading