Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

January 11, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lark Sparrow still there

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Lark Sparrow found by Rob Norton on Friday the 9th – https://www.flickr.com/photos/73960438@N04/16241183915/ – was not found later that afternoon or on the day following. However at 11:30 on Sunday the … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
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Oh. THAT migration.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Thoreau called it “the royal month of August,” and he was right. The stupendous clouds, the heat, the lushness of the greenery – and of course the birds. June and July … Continue reading

April 22, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Blue bird bonanza

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 21st Dean Ewing wrote, “If people want to see a blue bonanza, just go over to Mildred’s Big City Food (south of University Avenue, just west of 34th Street) and walk … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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The calendar, she does not lie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Kent and Ryan Butryn put their kayaks into Lake Santa Fe on the 20th and went looking for the Pacific Loon. They failed to find it, but they did see the county’s … Continue reading

January 2, 2014
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A whole new year of birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The biggest Florida birding news of the winter was the discovery – by a former member of the Romanian parliament! – of Florida’s third-ever Snowy Owl at the south end of Little Talbot … 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

January 25, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Just ducky

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, Alachua County Forever will officially open the Levy Prairie portion of the Barr Hammock Preserve to the public. Everyone is welcome. This winter’s sunset was at … Continue reading

January 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Bird of the Year 2012

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report You wouldn’t have known it today, but it’s been a warm winter. Wild plum and redbud are blooming, though this isn’t early for them, but azaleas are starting to flower as well, and … 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 8, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Major birdage

The last week has produced a few really remarkable days of birding. You may remember that Dalcio Dacol saw a possible Ash-throated Flycatcher near the La Chua observation platform on the 29th. No one was able to relocate it, but … Continue reading