Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

November 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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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

October 25, 2014
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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

October 11, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Winter is coming

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’re going to try something new for field trips: carpooling via the Audubon web site. First go to the field trip schedule: http://www.alachuaaudubon.org/classes-field-trips/ Click on a field trip, and the information … Continue reading

February 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Return of the Pacific Loon!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Have you contacted Jessica Burnett about that House Sparrow project yet? If you live in Gainesville, and you have a yard, you should: jburnett9@ufl.edu The Alachua Audubon field trip to Alligator Lake on … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
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Nelson’s Sparrow still there

When the sun went down this evening the Nelson’s Sparrow was still in the same spot where Adam Zions found it – forty yards before the right turn that leads up to the observation platform, as paced off by Adam … 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

October 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Right before your eyes

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Debbie Segal writes, “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) plans to herbicide approximately 1,500 acres (over two square miles) of native wetland vegetation in Orange Lake in order to improve lake … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Various comings and goings; plus a new owl!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Early sparrows seem to be the rule this fall. I previously reported Samuel Ewing’s October 2nd Savannah Sparrow, an early record. On September 28th Matthew Bruce reported a Chipping Sparrow in juvenile plumage … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
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The beginning of the end; plus, final migration count results

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got only two or three more weeks of neotropical birds like warblers, tanagers, cuckoos, thrushes, and buntings. Then, beginning around October 15th or 20th – about the time the first Yellow-rumped Warbler … 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