Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

January 4, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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New birds for a new year, and a backward glance

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Hummingbird bander Fred Bassett will be visiting the Gainesville area next weekend. If you’ve got hummingbirds visiting your yard right now, if you’d like them banded, and if they’re coming regularly … Continue reading

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

November 23, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Goose, goose, ducks.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Debbie Segal spied a Snow Goose at the Hague Dairy at 2:45 this afternoon. Go north on NW 59th Drive (the road running along the eastern border of the dairy) about … Continue reading

October 25, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bronzed Cowbird, Philadelphia Vireo, and other fall rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report In only three days the County Commission will vote on whether to close one end of Barr Hammock’s Levy Lake Loop, turning it into an unwalkable ten-mile in-and-out trail, and more … Continue reading

August 31, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Alder Flycatchers, Lawrence’s Warbler at Sparrow Alley

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Mike Manetz walked Sparrow Alley this morning after Jennifer Donsky told him that she’d found an Alder Flycatcher there. Mike relocated Jennifer’s bird and saw a second one as well. The … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Looks like a fall migration to me

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Rufous Hummingbirds have already returned to two local feeders. Both are adult males. One that’s been visiting Mike Manetz’s yard since the 11th is wearing a little silver bracelet, so it’s … Continue reading

June 27, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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June Challenge finale; and some goosing

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report REMEMBER, June Challengers: (1.) I need your totals, divided into ABA-countable and non-countable birds, by MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 30TH and (2.) please email me if you’re attending the June Challenge party … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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There’s a little more spring to come. Not much. A little.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report FWC ornithologist Karl Miller writes, “FWC is conducting a genetic analysis of Ospreys at various locations in peninsular Florida to clarify the taxonomic status and conservation significance of birds in southern Florida. We … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Some kind of record

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report If you haven’t seen the Bullock’s Oriole and you plan to, let me ever-so-gently remind you of something I wrote in an earlier post: “Dotty Robbins told me that she went north from … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Second Annual June Challenge Party!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Remember, please please remember: If I don’t get your June Challenge total by midnight on the 30th, you can’t win. The list should be in this form: “(ABA-countable birds including Mallard and Whooping … Continue reading