Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 2, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Spring migration underway, plus continuing rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Over the past couple of years Mike Manetz has been dividing his time between Alachua County and Charlotte County on the southwest coast. Down in Charlotte he managed to infect some … Continue reading

August 24, 2014
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Possible Alder Flycatcher at Barr Hammock

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning’s walk at Barr Hammock was largely birdless, but we did find what may have been an Alder Flycatcher. We’re not positive – it didn’t call – but it was … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
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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

April 10, 2014
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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

March 23, 2014
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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

September 14, 2013
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The Alder Flycatcher abides; plus Short-tailed Hawk and a plethora of other sightings (that’s right, a plethora).

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Crane gave the wrong dates for the Florida Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center. The sale covers two days, only the second of which is open to the general public: Friday, … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
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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

February 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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They’re all still out there, waiting for you

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, begins today, Friday the 15th, and continues through Monday the 18th. The GBBC will happily accept … Continue reading

February 6, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Pacific Loon on Lake Santa Fe!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Something to put on your calendar: At the next Alachua Audubon program meeting Brenda Springfield and her husband John Sivinski will give a presentation on “Humming and other Birds in the Highlands of … 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