Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

June 18, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Broad-winged Hawk, possible American Bittern

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Mike Manetz writes, “While doing my Breeding Bird Atlas in Alachua this morning I got a good look at a Broad-winged Hawk. It was along Peggy Road about 50 yards west … Continue reading

May 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Urgent bluebird situation! plus a couple of rare hawks

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Florida Wildlife Care is caring for a solitary Eastern Bluebird chick described as “five minutes to fledging.” Do any of you know of a Gainesville-area bluebird box with young nearly ready to fledge, … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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The calendar, she does not lie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Kent and Ryan Butryn put their kayaks into Lake Santa Fe on the 20th and went looking for the Pacific Loon. They failed to find it, but they did see the county’s … 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

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

June 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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First two days of The June Challenge

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I showed up at Morningside Nature Center on Sunday morning to make sure everyone on the butterfly field trip signed the liability form and wouldn’t be able to sue us for butterfly bites, … 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

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 13, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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More Nuthatchery

Red-breasted Nuthatches are still around. Linda McMahon saw one at her SW Gainesville home on the 11th and 12th. Effie Smith saw “several” at the Cedar Key museum and cemetery on the 13th, which should make Saturday’s Cedar Key field … Continue reading