Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 16, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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I blog, therefore I am

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Early this month Darrell Hartman, who works part time for the Gainesville Sun, phoned to ask if I might be interested in doing a birding- and nature-related blog for the Sun’s … Continue reading

March 13, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Loonacy begins! plus Western Tanager in High Springs

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Here’s a blast from the past. If you were here seventeen years ago, this description of spring 1998 from that summer’s birding newsletter may ring a bell: “As March began, the … 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

May 4, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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For the rain it raineth every day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The last few days’ weather has brought us some exceptional birding. On the 3rd it rained warblers. Jonathan Mays, working on the north rim of Paynes Prairie, saw 14 species, some in relatively … Continue reading

March 29, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Oh MIKI you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It’s Friday, and we’ve got a beautiful Easter weekend ahead of us. Those redoubtable Ewings (Benjamin, Caleb, Samuel, and father Dean) saw the season’s first Mississippi Kite (MIKI in banding terminology) at Watermelon … Continue reading

March 23, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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A few rare birds, a few spring arrivals, and a few birding blogs

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report It’s a rainy Saturday, a good time for this particular birding report. The winter-plumage White-faced Ibis at the end of the La Chua Trail has been joined by a second, a bird in … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Weekend update, featuring Western Tanager, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Snow Goose, etc., etc., etc.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got two events vying for your attention on Wednesday the 20th: Miguel Palavaccini will conduct a photography workshop on “Adobe Lightroom for Birders”: “The workshop is targeted at anyone who wants to … Continue reading

January 18, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Bird of the Year 2012

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report You wouldn’t have known it today, but it’s been a warm winter. Wild plum and redbud are blooming, though this isn’t early for them, but azaleas are starting to flower as well, and … Continue reading