Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Nelson’s Sparrow still there

When the sun went down this evening the Nelson’s Sparrow was still in the same spot where Adam Zions found it – forty yards before the right turn that leads up to the observation platform, as paced off by Adam … 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 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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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

May 30, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Last birding report before The June Challenge!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got two field trips left in the Audubon year. After these, no more till September: It’s not technically an Audubon field trip, but at 6:15 a.m. on June 1st you can help … Continue reading

May 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Late spring update

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At 7:00 on Tuesday evening, May 14th, Adam and Gina Kent will share photographs and descriptions of their recent trip to Cuba where they saw a wide variety of endemics and migrants and … Continue reading

April 16, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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A slight warblerization of the avifauna

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Join Craig Faulhaber, FWC’s Florida Scrub-Jay Conservation Coordinator, for a presentation on the biology and conservation of the Florida Scrub-Jay, the only bird species unique to Florida. Come hear about its fascinating social … Continue reading

October 23, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Bronzed Cowbird at Hague Dairy, Red-breasted Nuthatches persisting

When I go birding with Mike Manetz and Jonathan Mays, I feel like a not-too-smart seven year old who just can’t keep up – who can’t see anything they’re looking at, can’t hear anything they’re hearing, and who needs to … Continue reading