Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

August 9, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Migrant warblers and shorebirds

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Matt O’Sullivan was away in his native England for a couple of weeks, but when he got back into town he wasted no time in finding some good birds. At Bolen … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
by Rex Rowan
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Oh. THAT migration.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Thoreau called it “the royal month of August,” and he was right. The stupendous clouds, the heat, the lushness of the greenery – and of course the birds. June and July … 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

December 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Ross’s Goose AND Snow Goose! Plus, Rusty Blackbirds!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Remember that Alachua Audubon’s Holiday Social and Silent Auction will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:30: “Celebrate conservation, birds, and the holidays with the Alachua Audubon Society! This festive event will … 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

September 23, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Possible Nashville Warbler at La Chua

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Remember: Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center this Friday and Saturday. Details here. Marie Zeglen wrote this morning to tell me about a bird that she and a friend had seen along … Continue reading

September 8, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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A lively migration; plus, a new Facebook page for Alachua County birders!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report I’ve been emailing these birding reports out for something like fifteen years. But email is giving way to more rapid (and concise!) methods of communication like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. It’s possible now … Continue reading

August 25, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Alder Flycatchers at Levy Lake!

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report John Hintermister had read that Alder and Willow Flycatchers were being seen near the Everglades, and on the 21st he sent out an email to several local birders: “If they are getting these … Continue reading

August 17, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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Summer-farewell

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Today’s subject line refers to a wildflower that I’ve seen in bloom at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve, but also to the fact that the season is winding down. Yes, I know it’s still hot … Continue reading

August 3, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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An anniversary

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We are now in what Thoreau rightly called “the royal month of August.” Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of the greatest birder who ever lived, Ted Parker. If you want … Continue reading