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Recent Bird Sightings - Michigan


The following are both relatively rare to rare and notable bird sighting reports for Michigan over the last two weeks, drawn from eBird. Relatively rare to rare bids have an ABA rarity code of 2 to 5 (with 1 being common birds). Notable birds are those that eBird finds not normally present during the month of sighting.






Key:

Relatively rare to rare sighting.     Notable sighting.

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Rare to Relatively Rare Birds

  1. Spruce Grouse
    2014-09-18 - map
    2 Spruce Grouse were observed on 2014-09-18 at Vermillion Road--The Slab MI.

  2. Piping Plover
    2014-09-15 - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed on 2014-09-15 at Frankfort Harbor MI.

  3. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2014-09-15 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2014-09-15 at New Buffalo MI.

  4. Connecticut Warbler
    2014-09-15 - map
    1 Connecticut Warbler was observed on 2014-09-15 at Home MI.

  5. Golden-winged Warbler
    2014-09-15 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2014-09-15 at Tiscornia Park MI.

  6. Little Gull
    2014-09-11 - map
    1 Little Gull was observed on 2014-09-11 at Ruedisale Point Park MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Sep 18, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Semipalmated Sandpiper was observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Dave Slager on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm.

  2. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Sep 18, 2014 - Livingston Co. - map
    1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper was observed at DeBucks Sod Farm and Sedge Marsh by Lyle Hamilton on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm.

  3. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 18, 2014 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Ackley Lake--boat launch (Calhoun Co.) by Christopher Rutenber on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm.

  4. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 18, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Michigan Memorial Park Cementary by Joe Liba on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  5. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 18, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Laura Beltran on Sep 18, 2014 at 8:38 am.

  6. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Sep 18, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher were observed at Greendale Twsp. Cemetery by Ryan Dziedzic on Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  7. Blue-winged Warbler
    Sep 18, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Blue-winged Warbler was observed at Greendale Twsp. Cemetery by Ryan Dziedzic on Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  8. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 18, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Norka Saldana on Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  9. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 18, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Juliet Berger on Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  10. Red-breasted Merganser
    Sep 18, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Red-breasted Merganser were observed at Lighthouse County Park by Tony Leukering on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:00 am.

  11. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th St x Burlingame Ave SW ponds by Dave Slager on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm.

  12. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Byron Township, 1672 68th Street Southwest by Phil Vreeman on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm.

  13. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th & Burlingame by Scott Jennex on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm.

  14. Le Conte's Sparrow
    Sep 17, 2014 - Keweenaw Co. - map
    1 Le Conte's Sparrow was observed at Eagle Harbor Marina by Louie Dombroski on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  15. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Byron Township, 1672 68th Street Southwest by Phil Vreeman on Sep 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm.

  16. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Lake SW of 68th and Burlingame by Caleb Putnam on Sep 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm.

  17. Lark Sparrow
    Sep 17, 2014 - Keweenaw Co. - map
    1 Lark Sparrow was observed at Great Sand Bay by Louie Dombroski on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  18. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 17, 2014 - Calhoun Co. - map
    5 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary--Meadow and Marshland Trail by Christopher Rutenber on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  19. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Rob Emelander on Sep 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  20. American White Pelican
    Sep 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th and Burlingame. Private Lake. by Jeff Fossmo on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  21. Great Crested Flycatcher
    Sep 17, 2014 - Mecosta Co. - map
    1 Great Crested Flycatcher was observed at Grant, 18500-18778 160th Avenue by Aaron Kortenhoven on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:19 am.

  22. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 17, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Dixie Burkhart on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:15 am.

  23. Bank Swallow
    Sep 17, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Bank Swallow was observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds by Kevin Thomas on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  24. Ruddy Turnstone
    Sep 17, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Turnstone was observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds by Kevin Thomas on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  25. American Golden-Plover
    Sep 17, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    3 American Golden-Plover were observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds by Kevin Thomas on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  26. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 17, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Andy W. Weinrauch on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  27. Cackling Goose
    Sep 17, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Cackling Goose were observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:45 am.

  28. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 17, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Kent Martin on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:21 am.

  29. Cackling Goose
    Sep 17, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Cackling Goose were observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:17 am.

  30. Cliff Swallow
    Sep 17, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    6 Cliff Swallow were observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:17 am.

  31. American White Pelican
    Sep 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Burlingame and 68th lake by Marc Miedema on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm.

  32. American White Pelican
    Sep 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th & Burlingame by Albert Rowell on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  33. American White Pelican
    Sep 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Mark Moerdyk on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  34. American White Pelican
    Sep 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Rob Emelander on Sep 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm.

  35. Eared Grebe
    Sep 16, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    2 Eared Grebe were observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Fred Zilch on Sep 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm.

  36. Wilson's Phalarope
    Sep 16, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Fred Zilch on Sep 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm.

  37. Common Gallinule
    Sep 16, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Common Gallinule were observed at Locke Township -Private Property by David Marvin on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm.

  38. Willet
    Sep 16, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at 5th Ave. beach by Shelley Green on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm.

  39. Stilt Sandpiper
    Sep 16, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Mancini Drive by Brian McGee on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  40. Willet
    Sep 16, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at Manistee City 5th Ave Beach by Shelley Green on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm.

  41. Willet
    Sep 16, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at Fifth Avenue Beach & Pier by Linda Scribner on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  42. Least Bittern
    Sep 16, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Least Bittern was observed at Nayanquing Point SWA by Monica Essenmacher on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm.

  43. Willet (Western)
    Sep 16, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Willet (Western) was observed at Fifth Avenue Beach by Bob Paetschow on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm.

  44. Willet
    Sep 16, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at 5th Ave. beach by Brian Allen on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  45. Stilt Sandpiper
    Sep 16, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at 18 1/2 Mile and Van Dyke by Andy W. Weinrauch on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  46. American White Pelican
    Sep 16, 2014 - Delta Co. - map
    6 American White Pelican were observed at Gull Island, Michigan by Melody Walsh on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  47. Least Bittern
    Sep 16, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Least Bittern was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Brandon Aho on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:15 am.

  48. Yellow Warbler
    Sep 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Yellow Warbler was observed at Highland Park by Albert Rowell on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  49. Bank Swallow
    Sep 16, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    2 Bank Swallow were observed at Lake Erie Metropark--Detroit River Hawk Watch by Don Henise on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:35 am.

  50. Bank Swallow
    Sep 16, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    2 Bank Swallow were observed at Lake Erie Metropark--Detroit River Hawk Watch by Robyn Henise on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:35 am.

  51. American White Pelican
    Sep 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Burlinghame-68th by Clinton S. Boyd on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  52. Eastern Kingbird
    Sep 16, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Eastern Kingbird was observed at Loch Alpine community park at Bridgeway Lake, Ann Arbor, MI by Christopher Sarnecki on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:20 am.

  53. Red-breasted Merganser
    Sep 16, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Red-breasted Merganser was observed at Tiscornia Park by Matt Hysell on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  54. White-winged Scoter
    Sep 16, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 White-winged Scoter was observed at Tiscornia Park by Matt Hysell on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  55. Caspian Tern
    Sep 16, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Caspian Tern was observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:50 am.

  56. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:30 am.

  57. Harlequin Duck
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:30 am.

  58. Cliff Swallow
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    Cliff Swallow was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:30 am.

  59. Barn Swallow
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    4 Barn Swallow were observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:16 am.

  60. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:16 am.

  61. Cliff Swallow
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    84 Cliff Swallow were observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:16 am.

  62. Veery
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Veery was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:16 am.

  63. Harlequin Duck
    Sep 16, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:16 am.

  64. Great Crested Flycatcher
    Sep 16, 2014 - Lake Co. - map
    1 Great Crested Flycatcher was observed at Lake by Chris Schumacher on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  65. Piping Plover
    Sep 15, 2014 - Benzie Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Frankfort Harbor by Carl Freeman on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

  66. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th Street Pond west of Burlingame by Zachary DeBruine on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm.

  67. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at 68th Street Pond west of Burlingame by Zachary DeBruine on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm.

  68. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Rob Emelander on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm.

  69. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Rob Emelander on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm.

  70. Yellow Warbler
    Sep 15, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Yellow Warbler was observed at 5539 Bar Lake Rd. by Brian Allen on Sep 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  71. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at US-MI-Byron Center-1672 68th St SW by David Lautenbach on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm.

  72. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at US-MI-Byron Center-1672 68th St SW by Michael Lautenbach on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm.

  73. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at US-MI-Byron Center-1672 68th St SW by Michael Lautenbach on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm.

  74. Trumpeter Swan
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at US-MI-Byron Center-1672 68th St SW by David Lautenbach on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm.

  75. Stilt Sandpiper
    Sep 15, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at 18 1/2 Mi by Paul Poronto on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm.

  76. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 42.8397235,-85.7054615 by Norm Zylstra on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  77. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Lake SW of Burlingame and 68th by Hank Veldman on Sep 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  78. Hooded Warbler
    Sep 15, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Hooded Warbler was observed at Backyard and Front Yard by Marisa Kronenwetter on Sep 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm.

  79. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th and Burlingame by Curtis Dykstra on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm.

  80. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Lake SW of Burlingame Ave and 68th St by Bob Tarte on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  81. Black Tern
    Sep 15, 2014 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Black Tern was observed at Fisherman's Island SP by Darryl Parish on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm.

  82. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at US-MI-Byron Center-1633 68th St SW by Travis Mangione on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  83. Piping Plover
    Sep 15, 2014 - Benzie Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Frankfort Harbor by Gerri Erickson on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  84. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 15, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Central Park by Bruce Cohen on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  85. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at 68th St & Burlingame Ave lake by Chace Scholten on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm.

  86. American White Pelican
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at Lake SW of Burlingame Ave and 68th St by Nathan DeBruine on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm.

  87. Bank Swallow
    Sep 15, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Bank Swallow were observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Brandon Aho on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm.

  88. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 15, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Michigan Audubon--Otis Sanctuary by Douglas Klein on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm.

  89. Cattle Egret
    Sep 15, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    12 Cattle Egret were observed at Bay City SRA by Al Turner on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm.

  90. White-rumped Sandpiper
    Sep 15, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 White-rumped Sandpiper was observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Caleb Putnam on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm.

  91. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 15, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Canton Rouge River Trail by Mark Dettling on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm.

  92. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 15, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Canton Rouge River Trail by Megan Elrod on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm.

  93. Barn Swallow (American)
    Sep 15, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    4 Barn Swallow (American) were observed at Lebourdais Rd - end by Linda Menger on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:55 am.

  94. Barn Swallow (American)
    Sep 15, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    4 Barn Swallow (American) were observed at Lebourdais Rd - end by Ralph Forsberg on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:55 am.

  95. Barn Swallow
    Sep 15, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    2 Barn Swallow were observed at Linwood by Al Turner on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  96. Connecticut Warbler
    Sep 15, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Connecticut Warbler was observed at Home by Rick Brigham on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:23 am.

  97. Yellow Warbler
    Sep 15, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Yellow Warbler was observed at Jolly Road Field and Woods by Bruce Cohen on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  98. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Sep 15, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Olive-sided Flycatcher was observed at Tittabawassee River Road by Monica Essenmacher on Sep 15, 2014 at 9:20 am.

  99. Prairie Warbler
    Sep 15, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Prairie Warbler was observed at Tittabawassee River Road by Monica Essenmacher on Sep 15, 2014 at 9:20 am.

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