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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. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2014-10-20 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2014-10-20 at Lake Lansing MI.

  2. Little Gull
    2014-10-20 - map
    2 Little Gull were observed on 2014-10-20 at Walter and Mary Burke Park MI.

  3. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2014-10-20 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2014-10-20 at Rifle River Trail MI.

  4. Black Rail
    2014-10-14 - map
    1 Black Rail was observed on 2014-10-14 at Harsens Island MI.

  5. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2014-10-12 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2014-10-12 at Hulbert Bog MI.



Notable Birds

  1. California Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brandon Aho on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  2. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    3 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brandon Aho on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  3. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Eric Domurat on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  4. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  5. Little Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  6. Harris's Sparrow
    Oct 21, 2014 - Oscoda Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Elmer, 456-500 Gerber Road by Scott Jennex on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:01 am.

  7. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by Sean Williams on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  8. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by Callie Gesmundo on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  9. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by Zak Pohlen on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  10. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brian McGee on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm.

  11. Little Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brian McGee on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm.

  12. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    6 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Tom Hince on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  13. Little Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Little Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Tom Hince on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  14. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Tom Hince on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  15. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Paul Poronto on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm.

  16. Little Gull
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Paul Poronto on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm.

  17. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Oct 20, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak was observed at Yard, Laketown, Terravita Circle by Edward De Vries on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm.

  18. Snow Goose
    Oct 20, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at ITW Drawform pond by Chace Scholten on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm.

  19. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Ruedisale Point Park by Paul Poronto on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  20. Red-eyed Vireo
    Oct 20, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Red-eyed Vireo was observed at Grindstone City (town) by Paul Berrigan on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm.

  21. Red-eyed Vireo
    Oct 20, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Red-eyed Vireo was observed at Grindstone City (town) by Karl Overman on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm.

  22. Bohemian Waxwing
    Oct 20, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Bohemian Waxwing was observed at Huron Way & M-25 by Paul Berrigan on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm.

  23. Bohemian Waxwing
    Oct 20, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Bohemian Waxwing was observed at Huron Way & M-25 by Karl Overman on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm.

  24. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 20, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Robyn Henise on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm.

  25. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 20, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Haehnle Sanctuary on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm.

  26. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 20, 2014 - Genesee Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Flushing Township Nature Park by Simon Kiacz on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  27. Osprey
    Oct 20, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Osprey was observed at Pleasant Lake by Cathy Theisen on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  28. Harris's Sparrow
    Oct 20, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Warren Dunes SP--Floral Lane by Bradley Anderson on Oct 20, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  29. Swainson's Thrush
    Oct 20, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Swainson's Thrush was observed at Heritage Park by Chris Meldrum on Oct 20, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  30. Green Heron
    Oct 20, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Green Heron were observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:50 am.

  31. Black-backed Woodpecker
    Oct 20, 2014 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:35 am.

  32. Cackling Goose
    Oct 20, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Tom Hince on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:35 am.

  33. Broad-winged Hawk
    Oct 20, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Broad-winged Hawk was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Juliet Berger on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  34. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 20, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Property (Norvell) by Craig Robson on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  35. Swainson's Thrush
    Oct 20, 2014 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Swainson's Thrush was observed at Rose Lake SWA--Burke Lake Banding Station by Burke Lake Banding Station on Oct 20, 2014 at 7:30 am.

  36. Pine Warbler
    Oct 20, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Pine Warbler was observed at UM Dearborn--Rouge River Bird Observatory by Rouge River Bird Observatory on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  37. Broad-winged Hawk
    Oct 19, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Broad-winged Hawk was observed at Feilds Near Funtyme Arcade by Eddie Hicks on Oct 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm.

  38. Osprey
    Oct 19, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Osprey were observed at Crooked Lake by Matty and Benjamin Hack on Oct 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  39. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 19, 2014 - Clinton Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Park Lake (Clinton Co.) by Cory Ross on Oct 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm.

  40. American Redstart
    Oct 19, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American Redstart was observed at Roseville Bird Observatory , 17969 Glendale by Jared Zaporski on Oct 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  41. Common Gallinule
    Oct 19, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Common Gallinule was observed at St. Clair Flats by Brad Utrup on Oct 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  42. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 19, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at St. Clair Flats by Brad Utrup on Oct 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  43. Cackling Goose
    Oct 19, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    10 Cackling Goose were observed at Potterville Sewage Lagoons by Marc North on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  44. Red-necked Grebe
    Oct 19, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Grebe was observed at Potterville Sewage Lagoons by Marc North on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  45. Snow Goose
    Oct 19, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Herman Miller ponds by Chace Scholten on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm.

  46. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 19, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Robyn Henise on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm.

  47. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 19, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Don Henise on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm.

  48. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Oct 19, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Greater White-fronted Goose was observed at Port Austin harbor by Tom Pavlik on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:28 am.

  49. Cackling Goose
    Oct 19, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    8 Cackling Goose were observed at Potterville sewage lagoons by Brendan Leddy on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  50. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 19, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Chip Francke on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  51. Red-necked Grebe
    Oct 19, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Grebe was observed at Potterville sewage lagoons by Brendan Leddy on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  52. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 19, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Sterling SP by Larry Urbanski on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:15 am.

  53. Stilt Sandpiper
    Oct 19, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by Larry Urbanski on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:15 am.

  54. Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Oct 19, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Semipalmated Sandpiper was observed at Sterling SP by Larry Urbanski on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:15 am.

  55. Green Heron
    Oct 19, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Green Heron was observed at Markin Glen Park by Jennifer Metz Brenneman on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:05 am.

  56. American Golden-Plover
    Oct 19, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    9 American Golden-Plover were observed at Pleasantview, Saginaw Twp. by Steven Kahl on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:45 am.

  57. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 19, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Asylum Lake Preserve by Kent Martin on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:49 am.

  58. Common Redpoll
    Oct 18, 2014 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Common Redpoll was observed at US-MI-Marquette-3074-3298 Lake Shore Blvd by David Essian on Oct 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

  59. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    20 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Lake Lansing by Kirby Adams on Oct 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  60. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    20 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Lake Lansing by Zak Pohlen on Oct 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm.

  61. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    20 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Lake Lansing by Callie Gesmundo on Oct 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm.

  62. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    20 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Lake Lansing by Ricky Carr on Oct 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm.

  63. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    20 Long-tailed Duck were observed at Lake Lansing by Jim Keller on Oct 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  64. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 18, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Tori Steely on Oct 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  65. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 18, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by R Green on Oct 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm.

  66. Brewer's Blackbird
    Oct 18, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Brewer's Blackbird was observed at Tahquamenon River Mouth by Myles McNally on Oct 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  67. Snow Goose
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at US-MI-Zeeland-500 N Fairview Rd by Carl Manning on Oct 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm.

  68. Magnolia Warbler
    Oct 18, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Magnolia Warbler was observed at S Lakeshore dr by Matt Hogan on Oct 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  69. White-winged Scoter
    Oct 18, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 White-winged Scoter were observed at Ruedisale Point Park by Brandon Aho on Oct 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

  70. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 18, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Nashville Warbler were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Matt Gould on Oct 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm.

  71. Indigo Bunting
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Indigo Bunting was observed at Amaze! (restricted access) by Carl Manning on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  72. Broad-winged Hawk
    Oct 18, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Broad-winged Hawk was observed at Pleasantview, Saginaw Twp. by Steven Kahl on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:14 am.

  73. Caspian Tern
    Oct 18, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    6 Caspian Tern were observed at Karn Plant (restricted access) by Joe Soehnel on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:35 am.

  74. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Macatawa Greenspace by Robert Vanderkamp on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:35 am.

  75. Green Heron
    Oct 18, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Green Heron was observed at Robert H. Long Park by Karl Overman on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:28 am.

  76. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 18, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Robyn Henise on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:20 am.

  77. Little Gull
    Oct 18, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Port Huron--Riverview St. access by Scott Jennex on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:15 am.

  78. Parasitic Jaeger
    Oct 18, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Parasitic Jaeger was observed at Port Huron--Riverview St. access by Scott Jennex on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:15 am.

  79. American Redstart
    Oct 18, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American Redstart was observed at Roseville Bird Observatory , 17969 Glendale by Jared Zaporski on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  80. Pine Warbler
    Oct 18, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Pine Warbler was observed at Roseville Bird Observatory , 17969 Glendale by Jared Zaporski on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  81. Parasitic Jaeger
    Oct 18, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Parasitic Jaeger was observed at Port Huron--Lighthouse Park by Simon Kiacz on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  82. Common Tern
    Oct 18, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Common Tern was observed at Port Huron--Lighthouse Park by Simon Kiacz on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  83. Little Gull
    Oct 18, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    4 Little Gull were observed at Port Huron--Lighthouse Park by Simon Kiacz on Oct 18, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  84. Green Heron
    Oct 18, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Green Heron were observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:10 am.

  85. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 18, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Ric Pedler on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  86. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 18, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Ludington South Breakwall by Zachary DeBruine on Oct 18, 2014 at 7:28 am.

  87. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 17, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Pere Marquette Charter Township, 437-763 South Lakeshore Drive by Patrick Jakel on Oct 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm.

  88. Thayer's Gull
    Oct 17, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed at Sterling SP by Very Oldsquaw on Oct 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  89. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 17, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by R Green on Oct 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm.

  90. Semipalmated Sandpiper
    Oct 17, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Semipalmated Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by Very Oldsquaw on Oct 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  91. Stilt Sandpiper
    Oct 17, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    6 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by Very Oldsquaw on Oct 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  92. White-rumped Sandpiper
    Oct 17, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 White-rumped Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by Very Oldsquaw on Oct 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  93. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 17, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Ludington South Breakwall by Chace Scholten on Oct 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm.

  94. Snow Goose
    Oct 17, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    2 Snow Goose were observed at Lebourdais Rd. terminus by Roger Eriksson on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm.

  95. Harris's Sparrow
    Oct 17, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Warren Dunes SP--Floral Lane by Matt Hysell on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  96. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 17, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at 611 Lakeshore by Bob Paetschow on Oct 17, 2014 at 10:05 am.

  97. Common Yellowthroat
    Oct 17, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Common Yellowthroat was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Deaver Armstrong on Oct 17, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  98. Osprey
    Oct 17, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Osprey was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Deaver Armstrong on Oct 17, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  99. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 17, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Chikaming Township Park by Bradley Anderson on Oct 17, 2014 at 9:20 am.

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