Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Red-throated Loon at Newnans Lake

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the morning of Saturday the 15th Andy Kratter was scanning Newnans Lake from the Windsor boat ramp when he spied a Red-throated Loon. He wrote, “Watched for 40 min. Thin … Continue reading

February 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Return of the Pacific Loon!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Have you contacted Jessica Burnett about that House Sparrow project yet? If you live in Gainesville, and you have a yard, you should: jburnett9@ufl.edu The Alachua Audubon field trip to Alligator Lake on … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bye bye, birdie. Bye bye.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Let me clarify something from the last birding report. Jessica Burnett’s House Sparrow project does NOT require you to have House Sparrows in your yard. In fact, I’m aware of only one yard … Continue reading

December 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Swainson’s Hawk in Archer; plus, the rail that dare not speak its name

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The big news of the past week is Alachua County’s fourth-ever Swainson’s Hawk, which has been visiting a hayfield near Archer since December 8th. The initial report, documented with a photo of the … Continue reading

April 26, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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We go birding with the migration we have

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report There is still a window of opportunity to join Alachua Audubon in Costa Rica this June. In particular, a congenial female participant is looking for an equally congenial female participant to share double … 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

January 25, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Just ducky

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, Alachua County Forever will officially open the Levy Prairie portion of the Barr Hammock Preserve to the public. Everyone is welcome. This winter’s sunset was at … Continue reading

January 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Some birds linger longer

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I inquired about hummingbirds in my previous birding report and haven’t heard from a single solitary soul. Are all the hummers gone? Please, oh please tell me if you know of one in … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Major birdage

The last week has produced a few really remarkable days of birding. You may remember that Dalcio Dacol saw a possible Ash-throated Flycatcher near the La Chua observation platform on the 29th. No one was able to relocate it, but … Continue reading

November 18, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Vermilion Flycatcher and Le Conte’s Sparrow at La Chua Trail

The Vermilion Flycatcher that John Hintermister first found on the 8th was still at the La Chua observation platform on Friday morning, when Frank Goodwin managed to get a photo of it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30736692@N00/8197165695/in/photostream It was still there on the 18th, too, … Continue reading