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

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

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

September 14, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The Alder Flycatcher abides; plus Short-tailed Hawk and a plethora of other sightings (that’s right, a plethora).

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The Crane gave the wrong dates for the Florida Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center. The sale covers two days, only the second of which is open to the general public: Friday, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Barn Owl? We got yer Barn Owl right here

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I hadn’t heard of anyone staking out the US-441 observation platform for Barn Owls this month, so at 7:30 Wednesday evening Ron Robinson and I met there to see what would fly by … Continue reading

June 10, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Hairy Woodpecker at LEAFS

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report This morning I was finishing a walk at John Winn’s lovely LEAFS property in Waldo when I saw a Downy Woodpecker with an unusually large bill. That’s what I figured it was, anyway. … Continue reading

March 12, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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No, birds just can’t get enough of the beautiful La Chua Trail!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Hey, all you eBirders, it’s time for the eBird tip of the week! Here it is: Don’t be like me! Read the instructions! I’ve been entering sightings into eBird for years, but only … Continue reading