Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 29, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Cave Swallow, shorebirds at Sheetflow Restoration Area

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report There’s still a lot of daylight left, so it might be worth your while to run over to the sheetflow restoration area while it’s still Sneaky Sunday. Mike Manetz had five … Continue reading

September 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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It’s the birding news! Right in your inbox! Is that cool or what?

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Because he delights in putting the working man down, Bob Carroll is starting a monthly weekday-morning bird walk for retirees and other persons of leisure, beginning this week: “Will you please … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Looks like a fall migration to me

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Rufous Hummingbirds have already returned to two local feeders. Both are adult males. One that’s been visiting Mike Manetz’s yard since the 11th is wearing a little silver bracelet, so it’s … Continue reading

April 19, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A pretty interesting day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This was probably the best single day of spring migration in Alachua County that I can remember. This morning Ryan Terrill and Jessica Oswald biked from the Duck Pond area to the La … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The beginning of the end; plus, final migration count results

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got only two or three more weeks of neotropical birds like warblers, tanagers, cuckoos, thrushes, and buntings. Then, beginning around October 15th or 20th – about the time the first Yellow-rumped Warbler … Continue reading

September 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The Alder Flycatcher abides; plus Short-tailed Hawk and a plethora of other sightings (that’s right, a plethora).

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Crane gave the wrong dates for the Florida Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center. The sale covers two days, only the second of which is open to the general public: Friday, … Continue reading

August 27, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The fun never ends

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Jonathan Mays reported an Empidonax flycatcher along the La Chua Trail’s Sparrow Alley earlier today. He couldn’t stay – he had a conference to attend – but before leaving he contacted Mike Manetz … Continue reading

August 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Summer-farewell

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Today’s subject line refers to a wildflower that I’ve seen in bloom at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve, but also to the fact that the season is winding down. Yes, I know it’s still hot … 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