Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

October 2, 2013
by Rex Rowan
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The beginning of the end; plus, final migration count results

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got only two or three more weeks of neotropical birds like warblers, tanagers, cuckoos, thrushes, and buntings. Then, beginning around October 15th or 20th – about the time the first Yellow-rumped Warbler … Continue reading

September 8, 2013
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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 27, 2013
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The fun never ends

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Jonathan Mays reported an Empidonax flycatcher along the La Chua Trail’s Sparrow Alley earlier today. He couldn’t stay – he had a conference to attend – but before leaving he contacted Mike Manetz … Continue reading

August 25, 2013
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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

May 4, 2013
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For the rain it raineth every day

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report The last few days’ weather has brought us some exceptional birding. On the 3rd it rained warblers. Jonathan Mays, working on the north rim of Paynes Prairie, saw 14 species, some in relatively … Continue reading

April 16, 2013
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A slight warblerization of the avifauna

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report Join Craig Faulhaber, FWC’s Florida Scrub-Jay Conservation Coordinator, for a presentation on the biology and conservation of the Florida Scrub-Jay, the only bird species unique to Florida. Come hear about its fascinating social … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
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Weekend update, featuring Western Tanager, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Snow Goose, etc., etc., etc.

From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan@gmail.com> To: Alachua County birding report We’ve got two events vying for your attention on Wednesday the 20th: Miguel Palavaccini will conduct a photography workshop on “Adobe Lightroom for Birders”: “The workshop is targeted at anyone who wants to … Continue reading

December 31, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Bird Count results

From: Rex Rowan [rexrowan@gmail.com] Subject: Alachua County birding report Hey, make a note if you’re planning to join the January 5th field trip to Alligator Lake: the driving directions on the Alachua Audubon web site are wrong. Here’s what they … Continue reading

December 16, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Christmas Count highlights

I’m not sure, but I think the 161 or 162 species seen on today’s CBC is a record for the Count. Highlights in brief: BLACK SCOTER: First county record. Six on Lake Wauberg. Be there first thing Monday morning! Groove-billed … Continue reading

December 8, 2012
by Rex Rowan
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Major birdage

The last week has produced a few really remarkable days of birding. You may remember that Dalcio Dacol saw a possible Ash-throated Flycatcher near the La Chua observation platform on the 29th. No one was able to relocate it, but … Continue reading