Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 2, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Spring migration underway, plus continuing rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Over the past couple of years Mike Manetz has been dividing his time between Alachua County and Charlotte County on the southwest coast. Down in Charlotte he managed to infect some … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lingering rarities! Time-limited offer! Get ’em before they’re gone!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I think we’re spoiled around here. Any one of these birds would have been big news when I was a-comin’ up (the days when binoculars were gasoline powered, and we had … Continue reading

January 11, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lark Sparrow still there

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Lark Sparrow found by Rob Norton on Friday the 9th – https://www.flickr.com/photos/73960438@N04/16241183915/ – was not found later that afternoon or on the day following. However at 11:30 on Sunday the … Continue reading

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 24, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Last birds of 2014

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Merry Christmas, birdwatchers! Roy Herrera has noticed that the Whooping Crane – still at the Beef Teaching Unit on the 24th – is observing the season by wearing Christmas-colored bands, as … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Miscellaneous, including local birding update

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’m a sort of village idiot, fascinated by simple things. I always figured, for instance, that the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, would by definition have the latest sunrise and … 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

January 7, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A Bullock’s Oriole! Did you hear me? A BULLOCK’S ORIOLE!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Bullock’s Oriole continues to visit the Goodmans’ back yard. I arrived at 8:15 on Sunday morning, and was surprised when Leigh Larsen was the only other person to show up. The Bullock’s … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Last call for the Christmas Count

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Kent was invited to compete in Peru’s Birding Rally Challenge this month as part of a three-man team sponsored by Surbound Expeditions. There were six teams, and Surbound tied for second place, … Continue reading