Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

June 29, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Barr Hammock in trouble

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report A small group of landowners whose property adjoins Barr Hammock’s Levy Lake Loop has complained that the presence of pedestrians on the trail “negatively impact [their] privacy and quiet enjoyment of … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
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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

February 21, 2014
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Local birding update, February 13-20: Whooping Crane, Royal Tern, and massive Limpkinitude

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the afternoon of the 13th, Paynes Prairie biologist Andi Christman saw a Whooping Crane at Paynes Prairie. She noted, “Flew over Hwy. 441 from the area of the boardwalk wildfire (between the … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
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Second Annual June Challenge Party!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Remember, please please remember: If I don’t get your June Challenge total by midnight on the 30th, you can’t win. The list should be in this form: “(ABA-countable birds including Mallard and Whooping … Continue reading

May 4, 2013
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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

January 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Some birds linger longer

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I inquired about hummingbirds in my previous birding report and haven’t heard from a single solitary soul. Are all the hummers gone? Please, oh please tell me if you know of one in … 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 18, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Scoters no, ani yes

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Several of us were at Lake Wauberg shortly after the park opened on Monday morning, but the Black Scoters had already left. You can at least enjoy Greg McDermott’s photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74215662@N04/8285468295/in/photostream Having failed at … 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