- Download the June Challenge Checklist as an Excel file which automatically keeps tally or as a PDF. What’s the June Challenge? It’s a way to keep us birding when the migrants have left us for their breeding grounds and the summer doldrums are starting to set in.
By Rex Rowan, July 2019 – The 2019 June Challenge wrapped up with a party at the home of Becky Enneis, who founded the contest in 2004. Winners were announced, prizes were given, good food was eaten, conversation was enjoyed, and we finished … Continue reading
By Rex Rowan, July 2016 – This year’s June Challenge attracted 42 participants, down from 46 last year and 50 in 2014. However a few birders who chased around enthusiastically at the beginning of the month and probably had totals in the vicinity of 100 species … Continue reading
From: Rex Rowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> July 3, 2014 – Greetings from New York! I’m visiting my son here in the absurdly beautiful village of Sackets Harbor at the east end of Lake Ontario, a place so small that it doesn’t … Continue reading
From: Rex Rowan <email@example.com> To: Alachua County birding report Huh. I guess summer’s already over. I escorted visiting Clay County birders Martha Fethe and Jan Morgan out to see a Prothonotary Warbler today. We started at the Lake Alto Preserve, … Continue reading
By Rex Rowan, July 2013 – The massive June Challenge trophy has a new home. Despite being a relative newcomer to Alachua County and spending the first week of the month in Maine, Jonathan Mays beat everyone else to … Continue reading