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

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

June 18, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Broad-winged Hawk, possible American Bittern

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Mike Manetz writes, “While doing my Breeding Bird Atlas in Alachua this morning I got a good look at a Broad-winged Hawk. It was along Peggy Road about 50 yards west … Continue reading

June 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Late-record spring migrant, and a few pretty pictures

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report As Matt O’Sullivan and I were driving home from the Burrowing Owl excursion on Saturday, I asked Matt if he’d like to come along to Paynes Prairie on Sunday morning. He … 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 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

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Nelson’s Sparrow still there

When the sun went down this evening the Nelson’s Sparrow was still in the same spot where Adam Zions found it – forty yards before the right turn that leads up to the observation platform, as paced off by Adam … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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An anniversary

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We are now in what Thoreau rightly called “the royal month of August.” Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of the greatest birder who ever lived, Ted Parker. If you want … Continue reading

July 28, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Migrant shorebirds at the Hague Dairy

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It feels like late summer, but the season is barely a month old. The birds’ breeding activity continues, but on a smaller scale, and more quietly. Purple Martins and Northern Rough-winged Swallows appear … Continue reading