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.

 

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE ALACHUA AUDUBON BACKYARD BIRDING TOUR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 from 9 AM – 3 PM. Follow this link for more information.

 

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

 

 

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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 Tip@MyFWC.com. Learn more at MyFWC/contact/wildlife-alert.

 

Rex Rowan leads a recent walk at La Chua Trail.

Snail Kite courtesy of Matt Bruce

Thank you Camya, Bailey, and Joelle [photos below] for helping with the kestrel box program.  What a great crew!  Attached are some photos of our recent activities, including putting up sheet metal bands around trees and poles supporting boxes, putting out Amdro on ant nests, and cleaning boxes and putting in new bedding material. The screech owl came out of the box that Bailey is checking.  Her happy face is the result of the owl, which she got to see close up when she opened the box and then a bit farther away when it flew out of the box and perched in a nearby tree. Bob Simons