Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

February 3, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Purple Finches at O’Leno

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report eBird users! Have you wondered why you’re asked for additional details about certain sightings, and what exactly those additional details should be? Are you curious about how your reports are evaluated … Continue reading

September 12, 2014
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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 18, 2014
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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 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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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

February 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Return of the Pacific Loon!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Have you contacted Jessica Burnett about that House Sparrow project yet? If you live in Gainesville, and you have a yard, you should: jburnett9@ufl.edu The Alachua Audubon field trip to Alligator Lake on … Continue reading

August 25, 2013
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Alder Flycatchers at Levy Lake!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report John Hintermister had read that Alder and Willow Flycatchers were being seen near the Everglades, and on the 21st he sent out an email to several local birders: “If they are getting these … 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 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