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

March 29, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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More spring migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Sorry about two posts in one day, but I wanted to get the Cave Swallow news out. There are lots of birders in Gainesville who don’t have Cave Swallow on their … Continue reading

March 16, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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I blog, therefore I am

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Early this month Darrell Hartman, who works part time for the Gainesville Sun, phoned to ask if I might be interested in doing a birding- and nature-related blog for the Sun’s … Continue reading

August 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Possible Alder Flycatcher at Barr Hammock

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning’s walk at Barr Hammock was largely birdless, but we did find what may have been an Alder Flycatcher. We’re not positive – it didn’t call – but it was … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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The calendar, she does not lie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Kent and Ryan Butryn put their kayaks into Lake Santa Fe on the 20th and went looking for the Pacific Loon. They failed to find it, but they did see the county’s … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Nelson’s Sparrow at La Chua!

Adam Zions found the county’s third-ever Nelson’s Sparrow along the La Chua Trail on the 20th. He describes the location as “about halfway between the ‘s’ curve before it straightens out for the last bit before the platform. If you … Continue reading

September 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The Alder Flycatcher abides; plus Short-tailed Hawk and a plethora of other sightings (that’s right, a plethora).

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Crane gave the wrong dates for the Florida Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center. The sale covers two days, only the second of which is open to the general public: Friday, … Continue reading

September 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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A lively migration; plus, a new Facebook page for Alachua County birders!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’ve been emailing these birding reports out for something like fifteen years. But email is giving way to more rapid (and concise!) methods of communication like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. It’s possible now … Continue reading

June 10, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Hairy Woodpecker at LEAFS

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning I was finishing a walk at John Winn’s lovely LEAFS property in Waldo when I saw a Downy Woodpecker with an unusually large bill. That’s what I figured it was, anyway. … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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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