Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

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

December 18, 2013
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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

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

August 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Summer-farewell

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Today’s subject line refers to a wildflower that I’ve seen in bloom at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve, but also to the fact that the season is winding down. Yes, I know it’s still hot … Continue reading

July 28, 2013
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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 10, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Hairy Woodpecker at LEAFS

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning I was finishing a walk at John Winn’s lovely LEAFS property in Waldo when I saw a Downy Woodpecker with an unusually large bill. That’s what I figured it was, anyway. … Continue reading

June 3, 2013
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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

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

October 28, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Yellow-headed Blackbird, possible White-faced Ibis

Cole Fredericks, visiting from Polk County, found a possible White-faced Ibis on the 28th: “On the way out of town I noticed Post Office Pond was drawn way down and there were ibis and yellowlegs feeding. I stopped and scoped … Continue reading