Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

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

February 3, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Purple Finches at O’Leno

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report eBird users! Have you wondered why you’re asked for additional details about certain sightings, and what exactly those additional details should be? Are you curious about how your reports are evaluated … Continue reading

November 15, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Red-throated Loon at Newnans Lake

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the morning of Saturday the 15th Andy Kratter was scanning Newnans Lake from the Windsor boat ramp when he spied a Red-throated Loon. He wrote, “Watched for 40 min. Thin … Continue reading

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

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

February 3, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bye bye, birdie. Bye bye.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Let me clarify something from the last birding report. Jessica Burnett’s House Sparrow project does NOT require you to have House Sparrows in your yard. In fact, I’m aware of only one yard … 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

June 19, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Barn Owl? We got yer Barn Owl right here

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I hadn’t heard of anyone staking out the US-441 observation platform for Barn Owls this month, so at 7:30 Wednesday evening Ron Robinson and I met there to see what would fly by … Continue reading