Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Major birdage at Newnans Lake!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Patagonia Picnic Table Effect was operating at Newnans Lake today. After hearing about Andy Kratter’s sighting of a Red-throated Loon from the Windsor boat ramp yesterday, several birders descended on … Continue reading

November 8, 2014
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Yellow-headed Blackbird at Hague Dairy

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Greg McDermott wrecked his car four months after he moved to Gainesville in 1992. So Mike Manetz and I used to pick him up at his apartment and take him along … 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

February 21, 2014
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Local birding update, February 13-20: Whooping Crane, Royal Tern, and massive Limpkinitude

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the afternoon of the 13th, Paynes Prairie biologist Andi Christman saw a Whooping Crane at Paynes Prairie. She noted, “Flew over Hwy. 441 from the area of the boardwalk wildfire (between the … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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Calliope Hummingbird at High Springs!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It was one of those instances of birding serendipity that often begin a lucky day. Mike Manetz and I had hoped to look for the Fox Sparrow at Prairie Creek’s Lodge Trail with … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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They’re all still out there, waiting for you

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, begins today, Friday the 15th, and continues through Monday the 18th. The GBBC will happily accept … Continue reading

January 15, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Some birds linger longer

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I inquired about hummingbirds in my previous birding report and haven’t heard from a single solitary soul. Are all the hummers gone? Please, oh please tell me if you know of one in … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Bird Count results

From: Rex Rowan [rexrowan@gmail.com] Subject: Alachua County birding report Hey, make a note if you’re planning to join the January 5th field trip to Alligator Lake: the driving directions on the Alachua Audubon web site are wrong. Here’s what they … Continue reading

December 18, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Scoters no, ani yes

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Several of us were at Lake Wauberg shortly after the park opened on Monday morning, but the Black Scoters had already left. You can at least enjoy Greg McDermott’s photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74215662@N04/8285468295/in/photostream Having failed at … Continue reading

November 13, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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More Nuthatchery

Red-breasted Nuthatches are still around. Linda McMahon saw one at her SW Gainesville home on the 11th and 12th. Effie Smith saw “several” at the Cedar Key museum and cemetery on the 13th, which should make Saturday’s Cedar Key field … Continue reading