Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

January 2, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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A whole new year of birds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The biggest Florida birding news of the winter was the discovery – by a former member of the Romanian parliament! – of Florida’s third-ever Snowy Owl at the south end of Little Talbot … 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 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

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

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