Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

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

December 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Swainson’s Hawk in Archer; plus, the rail that dare not speak its name

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The big news of the past week is Alachua County’s fourth-ever Swainson’s Hawk, which has been visiting a hayfield near Archer since December 8th. The initial report, documented with a photo of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Got wasps?

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I need your help. (No, this isn’t a Nigerian email scam, and no, you are not the last surviving relative of a millionaire for whom I’ve been holding a really big check.) For … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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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

September 23, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Possible Nashville Warbler at La Chua

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Remember: Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center this Friday and Saturday. Details here. Marie Zeglen wrote this morning to tell me about a bird that she and a friend had seen along … 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

November 28, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Whoops!

For the first time since spring of 2011 there’s a Whooping Crane at Paynes Prairie. On the 27th John Killian and Andy Kratter each reported seeing it from the La Chua observation platform, and on the 28th John Hintermister, Steve … Continue reading

November 19, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Turkey’s not the only bird in town this week

On Tuesday night, Alachua Audubon will welcome Steven Noll and David Tegeder, who will discuss their book Ditch of Dreams, the saga of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was fifty years ago this month that Marjorie Carr stood up in the Gainesville … Continue reading

October 15, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Clay-colored Sparrows, more cold fronts, and a good book

In 1989 two British birders published a 39-page booklet. This booklet was not a field guide, and not a natural history. It was a brief (39 pages) informal manual that explained *how* to look at a bird. It was entitled The … Continue reading