Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

December 18, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Bird Count results

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Sunday’s Christmas Bird Count tallied a spectacular 157 species – though it’s possible that some of the undocumented rarities will be struck off the list by the regional editor and we’ll … Continue reading

April 19, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A pretty interesting day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This was probably the best single day of spring migration in Alachua County that I can remember. This morning Ryan Terrill and Jessica Oswald biked from the Duck Pond area to the La … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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There’s a little more spring to come. Not much. A little.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report FWC ornithologist Karl Miller writes, “FWC is conducting a genetic analysis of Ospreys at various locations in peninsular Florida to clarify the taxonomic status and conservation significance of birds in southern Florida. We … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Miscellaneous, including local birding update

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’m a sort of village idiot, fascinated by simple things. I always figured, for instance, that the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, would by definition have the latest sunrise and … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bye bye, birdie. Bye bye.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Let me clarify something from the last birding report. Jessica Burnett’s House Sparrow project does NOT require you to have House Sparrows in your yard. In fact, I’m aware of only one yard … Continue reading

January 29, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Black Rail and an invasion of Painted Buntings!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Field trip change: The Alligator Lake field trip will go as planned on February 1st. But Bob Carroll writes, “The trip is listed for 8:00 AM and the meeting place is listed as … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Some kind of record

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report If you haven’t seen the Bullock’s Oriole and you plan to, let me ever-so-gently remind you of something I wrote in an earlier post: “Dotty Robbins told me that she went north from … Continue reading

December 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Swainson’s Hawk in Archer; plus, the rail that dare not speak its name

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The big news of the past week is Alachua County’s fourth-ever Swainson’s Hawk, which has been visiting a hayfield near Archer since December 8th. The initial report, documented with a photo of the … Continue reading

November 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Weekend update

In case you haven’t heard the news, Florida’s second-ever Townsend’s Solitaire was at Honeymoon Island today. It was found around 9:00 this morning and was still being seen as late as 3:30. Watch eBird or the state listservs for updates. … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Various comings and goings; plus a new owl!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Early sparrows seem to be the rule this fall. I previously reported Samuel Ewing’s October 2nd Savannah Sparrow, an early record. On September 28th Matthew Bruce reported a Chipping Sparrow in juvenile plumage … Continue reading