Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

April 13, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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A few news items, plus a Cedar Key bird report

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Join the Alachua Audubon Society on Wednesday, April 15th at 6:00 pm for our annual pot luck dinner celebration and to help us welcome our newest board members, Marie Davis, Will … Continue reading

April 8, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Field trip update, still more migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Saturday’s wildflower field trip will be proceeding without its long-time leader, Dana Griffin. Dana has developed some back problems that are going to keep him off his feet for a while. … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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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

August 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Migrant warblers and shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Matt O’Sullivan was away in his native England for a couple of weeks, but when he got back into town he wasted no time in finding some good birds. At Bolen … Continue reading

July 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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First migrant shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning Mike Manetz and I walked about three and a half miles at Paynes Prairie, going out Sparrow Alley and coming back along the soon-to-be-bulldozed Sweetwater Dike. We noticed a … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Adventures in Challenging! and exciting breeding news!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report June Challenge party details! Becky Enneis writes, “The June Challenge Party is coming up soon, on Tuesday, July 1, at 6 p.m. Please attend and bring a covered dish (preferably with … Continue reading

April 22, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Blue bird bonanza

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 21st Dean Ewing wrote, “If people want to see a blue bonanza, just go over to Mildred’s Big City Food (south of University Avenue, just west of 34th Street) and walk … 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 10, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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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

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