Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

October 11, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Winter is coming

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’re going to try something new for field trips: carpooling via the Audubon web site. First go to the field trip schedule: http://www.alachuaaudubon.org/classes-field-trips/ Click on a field trip, and the information … Continue reading

May 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Time’s a-wastin’!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Lovett Williams, Jr., who worked for Florida’s Game and Fish Commission for many years beginning in the 1960s, died on April 30th at the age of 78. He was a well-known wildlife biologist … Continue reading

April 28, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Spring ain’t over. In case you were thinking it was.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At some point you should get around to looking at this: http://standbyourplan.org/ Remember that spring migration is still underway, and there are plenty of surprises out there. Dean and Samuel Ewing saw a … 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

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 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Birds, angry and otherwise

Join us at the Millhopper Branch Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20th, when Dr. Karl Miller of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will describe the ecology, distribution, and population status of the Southeastern American Kestrel. Karl will … 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

May 4, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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For the rain it raineth every day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The last few days’ weather has brought us some exceptional birding. On the 3rd it rained warblers. Jonathan Mays, working on the north rim of Paynes Prairie, saw 14 species, some in relatively … Continue reading

March 26, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this is a very long birding report

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Samuel and Caleb Ewing had the best bird of the week on the 26th. Samuel writes, “Today Caleb and I walked to an area of Watermelon Pond that’s quite close to us. We … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Weekend update, featuring Western Tanager, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Snow Goose, etc., etc., etc.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got two events vying for your attention on Wednesday the 20th: Miguel Palavaccini will conduct a photography workshop on “Adobe Lightroom for Birders”: “The workshop is targeted at anyone who wants to … Continue reading