Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 22, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Looniness, a profusion of siskins, and more spring arrivals

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I can tell it’s spring because I found three ticks crawling on me after a “Sneaky Sunday” visit to the sheetflow restoration area this morning. I mentioned this to Mike Manetz … Continue reading

February 6, 2015
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A surprise at Tuscawilla Prairie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 6th I took a visiting English entomologist in search of a few birds he wanted to see. We started with the Whooping Crane at the Beef Teaching Unit, which … Continue reading

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

December 24, 2014
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Last birds of 2014

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Merry Christmas, birdwatchers! Roy Herrera has noticed that the Whooping Crane – still at the Beef Teaching Unit on the 24th – is observing the season by wearing Christmas-colored bands, as … Continue reading

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

November 23, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Goose, goose, ducks.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Debbie Segal spied a Snow Goose at the Hague Dairy at 2:45 this afternoon. Go north on NW 59th Drive (the road running along the eastern border of the dairy) about … 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

March 1, 2013
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First Swallow-tailed Kites, and other spring arrivals

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report (Those of you who asked for shorter birding reports – and surprisingly (to me, anyway) you were in the minority – will be deeply disheartened at the length of this one. I’ll try … Continue reading

January 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Bell’s Vireo still there, plus a smorgasbord of other rare birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Friends! Are you bothered by wintering hummingbirds? Are these tiny little garden pests drinking all of your nectar? Well then tell me about it! Especially if you’d like Fred Bassett of Hummingbird Research, … Continue reading

November 19, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Turkey’s not the only bird in town this week

On Tuesday night, Alachua Audubon will welcome Steven Noll and David Tegeder, who will discuss their book Ditch of Dreams, the saga of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was fifty years ago this month that Marjorie Carr stood up in the Gainesville … Continue reading