Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

April 13, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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A few news items, plus a Cedar Key bird report

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Join the Alachua Audubon Society on Wednesday, April 15th at 6:00 pm for our annual pot luck dinner celebration and to help us welcome our newest board members, Marie Davis, Will … Continue reading

April 8, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Field trip update, still more migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Saturday’s wildflower field trip will be proceeding without its long-time leader, Dana Griffin. Dana has developed some back problems that are going to keep him off his feet for a while. … Continue reading

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

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 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Time’s a-wastin’!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Lovett Williams, Jr., who worked for Florida’s Game and Fish Commission for many years beginning in the 1960s, died on April 30th at the age of 78. He was a well-known wildlife biologist … Continue reading

April 28, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Spring ain’t over. In case you were thinking it was.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At some point you should get around to looking at this: http://standbyourplan.org/ Remember that spring migration is still underway, and there are plenty of surprises out there. Dean and Samuel Ewing saw a … Continue reading

April 22, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Blue bird bonanza

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 21st Dean Ewing wrote, “If people want to see a blue bonanza, just go over to Mildred’s Big City Food (south of University Avenue, just west of 34th Street) and walk … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Oh MIKI you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Gainesville City Naturalist Geoff Parks read the subject line of the last birding report and inquired, “Do you get your ‘springerie’ at Victorious Egret?” Geoff gets First Prize! Phil Laipis and several other … 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