Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 1, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Vermilion Flycatcher, Horned Grebe, plus La Chua Trail open again

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Debbie Segal found the season’s first Vermilion Flycatcher, a female, at the Sheetflow Restoration project on the 30th. On the 1st the La Chua Trail opened up again. Paynes Prairie’s park … 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

May 4, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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For the rain it raineth every day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The last few days’ weather has brought us some exceptional birding. On the 3rd it rained warblers. Jonathan Mays, working on the north rim of Paynes Prairie, saw 14 species, some in relatively … 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

November 9, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Vermilion Flycatcher, early waxwings, and other good birds

(Sorry for the delay on some of these reports. This week I’ve been house-sitting for a friend who doesn’t have internet access.) John Hintermister found a female Vermilion Flycatcher near the La Chua Trail observation platform on the 8th. It was one … 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

October 21, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Invasion of the Red-breasted Nuthatches!

I like being right about things – admittedly it doesn’t happen very often – so I’m going to remind you of my prediction that “this could work out to be an interesting winter, with Red-breasted Nuthatches outnumbering goldfinches at your … Continue reading