Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

AAS-logoThe Alachua Audubon Society’s mission is to foster appreciation and knowledge of birds and other native wildlife, to protect and restore wildlife populations and their habitats, and to promote sustainable use of natural resources.


According to a recent article published on NPR, North America has lost around 3 billion birds over the past 5 decades. 

WUFT has published a follow-up article to explore the local evidence of our declining bird populations. Follow this link to read the article and view a video recorded on one of our Wednesday Walks.


Field Trips and Activities, including Zen Birding, Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands, and Birds and Brews




sightings in Alachua County 

View recent Rare Bird Sightings in Alachua County

Sign up for eBird Alerts covering Alachua County and receive sightings of rare birds or needs (target birds) by email hourly or daily. Must be signed in to your eBird account (free)

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Suspect a crime against Florida’s birds, fish, wildlife or natural resources? See an injured animal? Report incidents to FWC’s Wildlife Alert Reward Program online or call 888-404-3922. From your cell phone call *FWC or #FWC, or send a text to Learn more at MyFWC/contact/wildlife-alert.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird courtesy of Erika Simons.

Tricolored Heron at Sweetwater Wetlands. Photo courtesy of Erika Simons

Trina Anderson talks to birders about Chapman’s Pond during a recent walk. Photo courtesy of Pratibha Singh