Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

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

September 28, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Got warblers? Why yes, yes we do!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Adam Zions found two Nashville Warblers at Paynes Prairie this morning. He wrote, “They were foraging together along Sparrow Alley. Both had light gray hoods and conspicuous, complete white eye-rings. Yellow … Continue reading

July 20, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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First migrant shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning Mike Manetz and I walked about three and a half miles at Paynes Prairie, going out Sparrow Alley and coming back along the soon-to-be-bulldozed Sweetwater Dike. We noticed a … Continue reading

June 16, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Late-record spring migrant, and a few pretty pictures

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report As Matt O’Sullivan and I were driving home from the Burrowing Owl excursion on Saturday, I asked Matt if he’d like to come along to Paynes Prairie on Sunday morning. He … Continue reading

May 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Time’s a-wastin’!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Lovett Williams, Jr., who worked for Florida’s Game and Fish Commission for many years beginning in the 1960s, died on April 30th at the age of 78. He was a well-known wildlife biologist … Continue reading

April 22, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Blue bird bonanza

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report On the 21st Dean Ewing wrote, “If people want to see a blue bonanza, just go over to Mildred’s Big City Food (south of University Avenue, just west of 34th Street) and walk … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Additional springerie

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report There are two stages of life. Stage One is, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” Stage Two is, “You’re not getting better, you’re getting older.” When Samuel Ewing recently corrected my misidentification … Continue reading

January 29, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Black Rail and an invasion of Painted Buntings!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Field trip change: The Alligator Lake field trip will go as planned on February 1st. But Bob Carroll writes, “The trip is listed for 8:00 AM and the meeting place is listed as … Continue reading

September 22, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Preliminary results of the fall migration count

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report First day of fall! Now the nights start getting longer and the days start getting shorter and the birds start getting more abundant! I haven’t received all the results from Saturday’s fall migration … Continue reading

June 9, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The second weekend of the June Challenge, or, Tern Tern Tern

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Ted and Steven Goodman and Felicia Lee found a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Possum Creek Park on the 9th, “off the trail in the extreme SE corner of the park in the sinkhole wetland … Continue reading