Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Birds, angry and otherwise

Join us at the Millhopper Branch Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20th, when Dr. Karl Miller of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will describe the ecology, distribution, and population status of the Southeastern American Kestrel. Karl will … 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

March 26, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this is a very long birding report

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Samuel and Caleb Ewing had the best bird of the week on the 26th. Samuel writes, “Today Caleb and I walked to an area of Watermelon Pond that’s quite close to us. We … Continue reading

March 12, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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No, birds just can’t get enough of the beautiful La Chua Trail!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Hey, all you eBirders, it’s time for the eBird tip of the week! Here it is: Don’t be like me! Read the instructions! I’ve been entering sightings into eBird for years, but only … Continue reading

February 6, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Pacific Loon on Lake Santa Fe!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Something to put on your calendar: At the next Alachua Audubon program meeting Brenda Springfield and her husband John Sivinski will give a presentation on “Humming and other Birds in the Highlands of … 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 28, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Whoops!

For the first time since spring of 2011 there’s a Whooping Crane at Paynes Prairie. On the 27th John Killian and Andy Kratter each reported seeing it from the La Chua observation platform, and on the 28th John Hintermister, Steve … Continue reading

November 19, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Turkey’s not the only bird in town this week

On Tuesday night, Alachua Audubon will welcome Steven Noll and David Tegeder, who will discuss their book Ditch of Dreams, the saga of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was fifty years ago this month that Marjorie Carr stood up in the Gainesville … 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

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