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

November 1, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Vermilion Flycatcher, Horned Grebe, plus La Chua Trail open again

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Debbie Segal found the season’s first Vermilion Flycatcher, a female, at the Sheetflow Restoration project on the 30th. On the 1st the La Chua Trail opened up again. Paynes Prairie’s park … 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

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

December 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Ross’s Goose AND Snow Goose! Plus, Rusty Blackbirds!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Remember that Alachua Audubon’s Holiday Social and Silent Auction will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:30: “Celebrate conservation, birds, and the holidays with the Alachua Audubon Society! This festive event will … 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

November 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Birds, angry and otherwise

Join us at the Millhopper Branch Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20th, when Dr. Karl Miller of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will describe the ecology, distribution, and population status of the Southeastern American Kestrel. Karl will … 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