Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

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

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

January 13, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Calliope Hummingbird at High Springs!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It was one of those instances of birding serendipity that often begin a lucky day. Mike Manetz and I had hoped to look for the Fox Sparrow at Prairie Creek’s Lodge Trail with … Continue reading

November 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Birds, angry and otherwise

Join us at the Millhopper Branch Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20th, when Dr. Karl Miller of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will describe the ecology, distribution, and population status of the Southeastern American Kestrel. Karl will … 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

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 23, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Bronzed Cowbird at Hague Dairy, Red-breasted Nuthatches persisting

When I go birding with Mike Manetz and Jonathan Mays, I feel like a not-too-smart seven year old who just can’t keep up – who can’t see anything they’re looking at, can’t hear anything they’re hearing, and who needs to … Continue reading