Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

April 8, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Field trip update, still more migrants

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Saturday’s wildflower field trip will be proceeding without its long-time leader, Dana Griffin. Dana has developed some back problems that are going to keep him off his feet for a while. … Continue reading

March 22, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Looniness, a profusion of siskins, and more spring arrivals

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I can tell it’s spring because I found three ticks crawling on me after a “Sneaky Sunday” visit to the sheetflow restoration area this morning. I mentioned this to Mike Manetz … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Lingering rarities! Time-limited offer! Get ’em before they’re gone!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I think we’re spoiled around here. Any one of these birds would have been big news when I was a-comin’ up (the days when binoculars were gasoline powered, and we had … Continue reading

January 4, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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New birds for a new year, and a backward glance

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Hummingbird bander Fred Bassett will be visiting the Gainesville area next weekend. If you’ve got hummingbirds visiting your yard right now, if you’d like them banded, and if they’re coming regularly … Continue reading

December 18, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Bird Count results

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Sunday’s Christmas Bird Count tallied a spectacular 157 species – though it’s possible that some of the undocumented rarities will be struck off the list by the regional editor and we’ll … Continue reading

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

March 23, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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The calendar, she does not lie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Kent and Ryan Butryn put their kayaks into Lake Santa Fe on the 20th and went looking for the Pacific Loon. They failed to find it, but they did see the county’s … 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