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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. Piping Plover
    2015-09-02 - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed on 2015-09-02 at Whitefish Point MI.

  2. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2015-09-01 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2015-09-01 at Holland SP MI.

  3. Spruce Grouse
    2015-08-31 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2015-08-31 at Kingston Lake SF CG MI.

  4. Golden-winged Warbler
    2015-08-30 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2015-08-30 at Mount Pisgah dune boardwalk MI.

  5. Cerulean Warbler
    2015-08-29 - map
    4 Cerulean Warbler were observed on 2015-08-29 at Lapeer SGA MI.

  6. Little Gull
    2015-08-28 - map
    1 Little Gull was observed on 2015-08-28 at Holland SP MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Sep 2, 2015 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at 7187 South Shore Rd. by Brian Allen on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm.

  2. Stilt Sandpiper
    Sep 2, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Wetland @ Scottsdale and Rockey Weed Rds by Rick Brigham on Sep 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm.

  3. Stilt Sandpiper
    Sep 2, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    2 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Ridgepoint Church by Chace Scholten on Sep 2, 2015 at 6:50 pm.

  4. Baird's Sandpiper
    Sep 2, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Baird's Sandpiper was observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by David Cabrera on Sep 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm.

  5. White-throated Sparrow
    Sep 2, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at Amaze! (restricted access) by Carl Manning on Sep 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  6. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Sep 2, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Huyck Lake Area by Fred Zilch on Sep 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm.

  7. Hudsonian Godwit
    Sep 2, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Robert Bochenek on Sep 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm.

  8. Hudsonian Godwit
    Sep 2, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Ralph Forsberg on Sep 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm.

  9. Evening Grosbeak
    Sep 2, 2015 - Kalkaska Co. - map
    1 Evening Grosbeak was observed at rcmi by Linda Rudd on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  10. Hudsonian Godwit
    Sep 2, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Karl Overman on Sep 2, 2015 at 9:15 am.

  11. Common Merganser
    Sep 2, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Macatawa--South Breakwall by Eldon Dodd on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:52 am.

  12. Common Merganser
    Sep 2, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Macatawa--South Breakwall by Beverly Taylor on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:52 am.

  13. Common Merganser
    Sep 2, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Holland SP by Carl Manning on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:41 am.

  14. Common Merganser
    Sep 2, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Holland SP by Chace Scholten on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:35 am.

  15. Hudsonian Godwit
    Sep 2, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Tim Katafias on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:30 am.

  16. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Sep 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Red-headed Woodpecker were observed at Whitehouse Nature Center by Dale Kennedy on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:30 am.

  17. White-throated Sparrow
    Sep 2, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Tim Katafias on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:30 am.

  18. Piping Plover
    Sep 2, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Sep 2, 2015 at 7:00 am.

  19. Piping Plover
    Sep 2, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Sep 2, 2015 at 6:58 am.

  20. Baird's Sandpiper
    Sep 1, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Jeff Kunitzer on Sep 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm.

  21. Willow Flycatcher
    Sep 1, 2015 - Sanilac Co. - map
    1 Willow Flycatcher was observed at Port Sanilac by Russ Bright on Sep 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

  22. Summer Tanager
    Sep 1, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Summer Tanager was observed at Rose Lake SWA--Burke Lake Banding Station by Adam Byrne on Sep 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm.

  23. Hudsonian Godwit
    Sep 1, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at shiawassee nwr by philip odum on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:15 am.

  24. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Sep 1, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Avery Road, Clinton County, US by Gary Siegrist on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:00 am.

  25. Summer Tanager
    Sep 1, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Summer Tanager was observed at Rose Lake SWA--Burke Lake Banding Station by Callie Gesmundo on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:50 am.

  26. Summer Tanager
    Sep 1, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Summer Tanager was observed at Rose Lake SWA--Burke Lake Banding Station by Zak Pohlen on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:50 am.

  27. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Sep 1, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Holland SP by Chace Scholten on Sep 1, 2015 at 9:15 am.

  28. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Sep 1, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    2 Red-headed Woodpecker were observed at Haight Rd. by Fred Zilch on Sep 1, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  29. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    3 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by David Cabrera on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:15 pm.

  30. Red-necked Phalarope
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kathy Hofer on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  31. American Avocet
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kathy Hofer on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  32. Red Knot
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kathy Hofer on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  33. Red Knot
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Curt Hofer on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  34. American Avocet
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Curt Hofer on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  35. Red-necked Phalarope
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Curt Hofer on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  36. Common Gallinule
    Aug 31, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    6 Common Gallinule were observed at US-MI-Grand Haven-557-599 Gidley Ave - 43.0579x-86.1943 by Carl Manning on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm.

  37. Stilt Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    2 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Linco and Scottdale field by Andrew Theus on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:05 pm.

  38. American Avocet
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by t palgut on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

  39. Red-necked Phalarope
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by t palgut on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

  40. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    4 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Rob Emelander on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:29 pm.

  41. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    4 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Caleb Putnam on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:29 pm.

  42. Red-necked Phalarope
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Mary Trombley on Aug 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm.

  43. Red Knot
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Mary Trombley on Aug 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm.

  44. American Avocet
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Mary Trombley on Aug 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm.

  45. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 31, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at US-MI-Saint Johns-2000-2496 Avery Rd by Bly Bylsma on Aug 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm.

  46. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Aug 31, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at J. Hug - Residence - Cooley Lake by Janet Hug on Aug 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm.

  47. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 31, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Williams Road cornfield by Pam Rasmussen on Aug 31, 2015 at 2:15 pm.

  48. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 31, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Valerie Trabucchi on Aug 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm.

  49. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 31, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at US-MI-Saint Johns-798 E Walker Rd by Valerie Trabucchi on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:31 pm.

  50. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 31, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Dan Miller on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm.

  51. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 31, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by R Green on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:50 am.

  52. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Rick Brigham on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:49 am.

  53. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Lenawee Co. - map
    2 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Indian Trails Crossing Park by Karl Overman on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:17 am.

  54. Spruce Grouse
    Aug 31, 2015 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at Kingston Lake SF CG by Scott Hickman on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:15 am.

  55. Spruce Grouse
    Aug 31, 2015 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at Kingston Lake SF CG by Joanie & Mark Hubinger on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:15 am.

  56. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Baird's Sandpiper was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Deb Johnson on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  57. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 31, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Baird's Sandpiper was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Fred Zilch on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  58. Black Tern
    Aug 31, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    3 Black Tern were observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Fred Zilch on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  59. Black Tern
    Aug 31, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    3 Black Tern were observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Deb Johnson on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  60. Bonaparte's Gull
    Aug 31, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Bonaparte's Gull was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Fred Zilch on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  61. Bonaparte's Gull
    Aug 31, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Bonaparte's Gull was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Deb Johnson on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  62. Red Knot
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Red Knot were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Robert Bochenek on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:10 am.

  63. Marbled Godwit
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Marbled Godwit was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Robert Bochenek on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:10 am.

  64. Western Kingbird
    Aug 31, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Western Kingbird was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:57 am.

  65. Western Kingbird
    Aug 31, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Western Kingbird was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:55 am.

  66. Red Knot
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Red Knot were observed at point mouille by philip odum on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:53 am.

  67. American Avocet
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at point mouille by philip odum on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:53 am.

  68. Red Knot
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Red Knot were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Pam Rasmussen on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  69. Marbled Godwit
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Marbled Godwit was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Pam Rasmussen on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  70. American Avocet
    Aug 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Pam Rasmussen on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  71. Acadian Flycatcher
    Aug 31, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Acadian Flycatcher was observed at Rose Lake SWA--Burke Lake Banding Station by Burke Lake Banding Station on Aug 31, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  72. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 30, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Curt Hofer on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm.

  73. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 30, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Kathy Hofer on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm.

  74. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 30, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by R Green on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:23 pm.

  75. Common Gallinule
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    2 Common Gallinule were observed at Lost Channel by Dave Herdegen on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

  76. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 30, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Rob Emelander on Aug 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm.

  77. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 30, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Adam Byrne on Aug 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

  78. American Wigeon
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 American Wigeon was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Carl Manning on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm.

  79. Long-billed Dowitcher
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Long-billed Dowitcher was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Carl Manning on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm.

  80. Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Aug 30, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Olive-sided Flycatcher were observed at South Reeds Lake by Steve Minard on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm.

  81. American Wigeon
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 American Wigeon was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Rick Brigham on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

  82. Long-billed Dowitcher
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Long-billed Dowitcher was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Rick Brigham on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

  83. American Wigeon
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 American Wigeon was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Chace Scholten on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm.

  84. Long-billed Dowitcher
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Long-billed Dowitcher was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Chace Scholten on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm.

  85. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 30, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 American Golden-Plover were observed at Green Acres Turf Farm by Jim Keller on Aug 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  86. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 30, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Daniel Toronto on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm.

  87. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 30, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Leah Dodd on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm.

  88. Bonaparte's Gull
    Aug 30, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Bonaparte's Gull was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Karen E. Brown on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  89. Black Tern
    Aug 30, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    3 Black Tern were observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Karen E. Brown on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  90. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Aug 30, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Karen E. Brown on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  91. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 30, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at US-MI-Sharon-5100-5198 Sharon Hollow Rd - 42.1825x-84.0935 by Chris Swaffield on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:46 pm.

  92. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 30, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR by Leonard Graf on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:22 pm.

  93. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 30, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Bill Buckingham on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm.

  94. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 30, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Myles McNally on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  95. Great Black-backed Gull
    Aug 30, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Kalamazoo River mouth by Rick Brigham on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm.

  96. Swallow-tailed Kite
    Aug 30, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swallow-tailed Kite was observed at Swallow-tailed Kite stakeout (Williams Rd. and Avery Rd.) by Brendan Leddy on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

  97. Hudsonian Godwit
    Aug 30, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Jack Rogers on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm.

  98. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 30, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Curtis Dykstra on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm.

  99. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 30, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Baird's Sandpiper were observed at Caledonia Sewage Ponds (foot traffic only; park outside gate) by Caleb Putnam on Aug 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm.

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