Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 2, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Spring migration underway, plus continuing rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Over the past couple of years Mike Manetz has been dividing his time between Alachua County and Charlotte County on the southwest coast. Down in Charlotte he managed to infect some … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lingering rarities! Time-limited offer! Get ’em before they’re gone!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I think we’re spoiled around here. Any one of these birds would have been big news when I was a-comin’ up (the days when binoculars were gasoline powered, and we had … Continue reading

February 6, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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A surprise at Tuscawilla Prairie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 6th I took a visiting English entomologist in search of a few birds he wanted to see. We started with the Whooping Crane at the Beef Teaching Unit, which … Continue reading

March 26, 2013
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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 23, 2013
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A few rare birds, a few spring arrivals, and a few birding blogs

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It’s a rainy Saturday, a good time for this particular birding report. The winter-plumage White-faced Ibis at the end of the La Chua Trail has been joined by a second, a bird in … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Weekend update, featuring Western Tanager, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Snow Goose, etc., etc., etc.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got two events vying for your attention on Wednesday the 20th: Miguel Palavaccini will conduct a photography workshop on “Adobe Lightroom for Birders”: “The workshop is targeted at anyone who wants to … 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

December 16, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Count highlights

I’m not sure, but I think the 161 or 162 species seen on today’s CBC is a record for the Count. Highlights in brief: BLACK SCOTER: First county record. Six on Lake Wauberg. Be there first thing Monday morning! Groove-billed … 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