Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 29, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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More spring migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Sorry about two posts in one day, but I wanted to get the Cave Swallow news out. There are lots of birders in Gainesville who don’t have Cave Swallow on their … Continue reading

September 12, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Brown Pelicans at Newnans Lake, migrating nighthawks and warblers

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 7th there were six Brown Pelicans at Newnans Lake, as well as Black Terns and some mid-sized white terns, at least one of which appeared to be a Common … Continue reading

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

June 18, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Broad-winged Hawk, possible American Bittern

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Mike Manetz writes, “While doing my Breeding Bird Atlas in Alachua this morning I got a good look at a Broad-winged Hawk. It was along Peggy Road about 50 yards west … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Oh MIKI you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Gainesville City Naturalist Geoff Parks read the subject line of the last birding report and inquired, “Do you get your ‘springerie’ at Victorious Egret?” Geoff gets First Prize! Phil Laipis and several other … Continue reading

September 22, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Preliminary results of the fall migration count

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report First day of fall! Now the nights start getting longer and the days start getting shorter and the birds start getting more abundant! I haven’t received all the results from Saturday’s fall migration … Continue reading

September 1, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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More birds than you can shake a stick at, if you were inclined to shake a stick at birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’m in the process of posting the new Alachua Audubon field trip schedule on line. It’s rather slow going, because I have to create an individual page for each trip, but I like … Continue reading

August 27, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The fun never ends

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Jonathan Mays reported an Empidonax flycatcher along the La Chua Trail’s Sparrow Alley earlier today. He couldn’t stay – he had a conference to attend – but before leaving he contacted Mike Manetz … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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An anniversary

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We are now in what Thoreau rightly called “the royal month of August.” Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of the greatest birder who ever lived, Ted Parker. If you want … 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