Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 2, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Spring migration underway, plus continuing rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Over the past couple of years Mike Manetz has been dividing his time between Alachua County and Charlotte County on the southwest coast. Down in Charlotte he managed to infect some … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lingering rarities! Time-limited offer! Get ’em before they’re gone!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I think we’re spoiled around here. Any one of these birds would have been big news when I was a-comin’ up (the days when binoculars were gasoline powered, and we had … Continue reading

January 4, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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New birds for a new year, and a backward glance

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Hummingbird bander Fred Bassett will be visiting the Gainesville area next weekend. If you’ve got hummingbirds visiting your yard right now, if you’d like them banded, and if they’re coming regularly … Continue reading

December 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Last birds of 2014

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Merry Christmas, birdwatchers! Roy Herrera has noticed that the Whooping Crane – still at the Beef Teaching Unit on the 24th – is observing the season by wearing Christmas-colored bands, as … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Miscellaneous, including local birding update

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’m a sort of village idiot, fascinated by simple things. I always figured, for instance, that the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, would by definition have the latest sunrise and … Continue reading

January 29, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Black Rail and an invasion of Painted Buntings!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Field trip change: The Alligator Lake field trip will go as planned on February 1st. But Bob Carroll writes, “The trip is listed for 8:00 AM and the meeting place is listed as … 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

January 10, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bullock’s Oriole, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Fox Sparrow

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report In case you haven’t heard, Florida’s first documented Violet-green Swallow was photographed in a flock of Tree Swallows at Flamingo in Everglades National Park this morning – by out of state birders. Why … Continue reading

January 7, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A Bullock’s Oriole! Did you hear me? A BULLOCK’S ORIOLE!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Bullock’s Oriole continues to visit the Goodmans’ back yard. I arrived at 8:15 on Sunday morning, and was surprised when Leigh Larsen was the only other person to show up. The Bullock’s … Continue reading