Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 29, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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More spring migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Sorry about two posts in one day, but I wanted to get the Cave Swallow news out. There are lots of birders in Gainesville who don’t have Cave Swallow on their … Continue reading

March 22, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Looniness, a profusion of siskins, and more spring arrivals

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I can tell it’s spring because I found three ticks crawling on me after a “Sneaky Sunday” visit to the sheetflow restoration area this morning. I mentioned this to Mike Manetz … Continue reading

March 16, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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I blog, therefore I am

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Early this month Darrell Hartman, who works part time for the Gainesville Sun, phoned to ask if I might be interested in doing a birding- and nature-related blog for the Sun’s … Continue reading

March 13, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Loonacy begins! plus Western Tanager in High Springs

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Here’s a blast from the past. If you were here seventeen years ago, this description of spring 1998 from that summer’s birding newsletter may ring a bell: “As March began, the … Continue reading

November 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Major birdage at Newnans Lake!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Patagonia Picnic Table Effect was operating at Newnans Lake today. After hearing about Andy Kratter’s sighting of a Red-throated Loon from the Windsor boat ramp yesterday, several birders descended on … 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

April 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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There’s a little more spring to come. Not much. A little.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report FWC ornithologist Karl Miller writes, “FWC is conducting a genetic analysis of Ospreys at various locations in peninsular Florida to clarify the taxonomic status and conservation significance of birds in southern Florida. We … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Additional springerie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report There are two stages of life. Stage One is, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” Stage Two is, “You’re not getting better, you’re getting older.” When Samuel Ewing recently corrected my misidentification … Continue reading

November 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Got wasps?

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I need your help. (No, this isn’t a Nigerian email scam, and no, you are not the last surviving relative of a millionaire for whom I’ve been holding a really big check.) For … Continue reading