Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

February 6, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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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
by Rex Rowan
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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

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

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 28, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Whoops!

For the first time since spring of 2011 there’s a Whooping Crane at Paynes Prairie. On the 27th John Killian and Andy Kratter each reported seeing it from the La Chua observation platform, and on the 28th John Hintermister, Steve … Continue reading