Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

February 14, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Ash-throated Flycatcher at Sparrow Alley

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 14th an Ash-throated Flycatcher was discovered near La Chua. Dalcio Dacol writes, “John Starkey and I saw a Myiarchus sp. this morning at Sparrow Alley (in the pasture just after the … Continue reading

January 10, 2014
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Bullock’s Oriole, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Fox Sparrow

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report In case you haven’t heard, Florida’s first documented Violet-green Swallow was photographed in a flock of Tree Swallows at Flamingo in Everglades National Park this morning – by out of state birders. Why … Continue reading

December 18, 2013
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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

April 26, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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We go birding with the migration we have

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report There is still a window of opportunity to join Alachua Audubon in Costa Rica this June. In particular, a congenial female participant is looking for an equally congenial female participant to share double … Continue reading

April 7, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Birds you can’t see

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The biggest birding news this week is also the most frustrating. Since the 5th a Buff-bellied Hummingbird has been coming to a feeder south of Williston (in Levy County), but the homeowner hasn’t … Continue reading

March 29, 2013
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 It’s Friday, and we’ve got a beautiful Easter weekend ahead of us. Those redoubtable Ewings (Benjamin, Caleb, Samuel, and father Dean) saw the season’s first Mississippi Kite (MIKI in banding terminology) at Watermelon … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
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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

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 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Bird of the Year 2012

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report You wouldn’t have known it today, but it’s been a warm winter. Wild plum and redbud are blooming, though this isn’t early for them, but azaleas are starting to flower as well, and … Continue reading