Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Weekend update

In case you haven’t heard the news, Florida’s second-ever Townsend’s Solitaire was at Honeymoon Island today. It was found around 9:00 this morning and was still being seen as late as 3:30. Watch eBird or the state listservs for updates. … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Nelson’s Sparrow still there

When the sun went down this evening the Nelson’s Sparrow was still in the same spot where Adam Zions found it – forty yards before the right turn that leads up to the observation platform, as paced off by Adam … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Nelson’s Sparrow at La Chua!

Adam Zions found the county’s third-ever Nelson’s Sparrow along the La Chua Trail on the 20th. He describes the location as “about halfway between the ‘s’ curve before it straightens out for the last bit before the platform. If you … 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

August 25, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Alder Flycatchers at Levy Lake!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report John Hintermister had read that Alder and Willow Flycatchers were being seen near the Everglades, and on the 21st he sent out an email to several local birders: “If they are getting these … Continue reading

July 28, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Migrant shorebirds at the Hague Dairy

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It feels like late summer, but the season is barely a month old. The birds’ breeding activity continues, but on a smaller scale, and more quietly. Purple Martins and Northern Rough-winged Swallows appear … 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

May 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Late spring update

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At 7:00 on Tuesday evening, May 14th, Adam and Gina Kent will share photographs and descriptions of their recent trip to Cuba where they saw a wide variety of endemics and migrants and … 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

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