Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

August 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Looks like a fall migration to me

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Rufous Hummingbirds have already returned to two local feeders. Both are adult males. One that’s been visiting Mike Manetz’s yard since the 11th is wearing a little silver bracelet, so it’s … Continue reading

August 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Migrant warblers and shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Matt O’Sullivan was away in his native England for a couple of weeks, but when he got back into town he wasted no time in finding some good birds. At Bolen … Continue reading

July 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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First migrant shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning Mike Manetz and I walked about three and a half miles at Paynes Prairie, going out Sparrow Alley and coming back along the soon-to-be-bulldozed Sweetwater Dike. We noticed a … Continue reading

April 19, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A pretty interesting day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This was probably the best single day of spring migration in Alachua County that I can remember. This morning Ryan Terrill and Jessica Oswald biked from the Duck Pond area to the La … 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
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

July 13, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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First fall migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Well dang, it’s fall already. Seems like it was just summer the other day. But we’ve lost nine minutes of daylight since the solstice – the sun rose eight minutes later this morning … Continue reading

May 4, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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For the rain it raineth every day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The last few days’ weather has brought us some exceptional birding. On the 3rd it rained warblers. Jonathan Mays, working on the north rim of Paynes Prairie, saw 14 species, some in relatively … 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