Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

March 2, 2015
by Rex Rowan
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Spring migration underway, plus continuing rarities

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Over the past couple of years Mike Manetz has been dividing his time between Alachua County and Charlotte County on the southwest coast. Down in Charlotte he managed to infect some … Continue reading

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

October 11, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Winter is coming

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’re going to try something new for field trips: carpooling via the Audubon web site. First go to the field trip schedule: http://www.alachuaaudubon.org/classes-field-trips/ Click on a field trip, and the information … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
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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 Gainesville City Naturalist Geoff Parks read the subject line of the last birding report and inquired, “Do you get your ‘springerie’ at Victorious Egret?” Geoff gets First Prize! Phil Laipis and several other … 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

February 3, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Bye bye, birdie. Bye bye.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Let me clarify something from the last birding report. Jessica Burnett’s House Sparrow project does NOT require you to have House Sparrows in your yard. In fact, I’m aware of only one yard … 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

October 21, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Nelson’s Sparrow at La Chua!

Adam Zions found the county’s third-ever Nelson’s Sparrow along the La Chua Trail on the 20th. He describes the location as “about halfway between the ‘s’ curve before it straightens out for the last bit before the platform. If you … 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

January 25, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Just ducky

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, Alachua County Forever will officially open the Levy Prairie portion of the Barr Hammock Preserve to the public. Everyone is welcome. This winter’s sunset was at … Continue reading