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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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Sighting has been reviewed and rejected by an eBird reviewer.
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Rare to Relatively Rare Birds

  1. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2014-10-29 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2014-10-29 at Muskegon Wastewater System MI.

  2. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2014-10-28 - map
    1 Sharp-tailed Grouse was observed on 2014-10-28 at Rudyard area MI.

  3. White-winged Crossbill
    2014-10-28 - map
    1 White-winged Crossbill was observed on 2014-10-28 at Whitefish Point MI.

  4. Bohemian Waxwing
    2014-10-28 - map
    18 Bohemian Waxwing were observed on 2014-10-28 at Whitefish Point MI.

  5. Northern Hawk Owl
    2014-10-25 - map
    1 Northern Hawk Owl was observed on 2014-10-25 at Whitefish Point MI.

  6. Spruce Grouse
    2014-10-23 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2014-10-23 at Whitefish Point MI.

  7. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2014-10-23 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2014-10-23 at Ramsay Rd MI.

  8. Snowy Owl
    2014-10-22 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2014-10-22 at First Street Beach MI.

  9. Little Gull
    2014-10-21 - map
    1 Little Gull was observed on 2014-10-21 at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch MI.

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



Notable Birds

  1. Cackling Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Isabella Co. - map
    3 Cackling Goose were observed at Grewes Lakes by Stan Lilley on Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  2. Cackling Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Thorn Lake by Craig Robson on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm.

  3. Snow Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Craig Robson on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm.

  4. Red-necked Grebe
    Oct 29, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Grebe was observed at Walled Lake by Mike Mencotti on Oct 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm.

  5. Snow Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Metro Park - Metro Beach by Chris Goulart on Oct 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  6. Cackling Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Isabella Co. - map
    11 Cackling Goose were observed at Grewes Lake/Soaring Eagle RV Hidaway Park by Ryan Dziedzic on Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  7. Snow Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Paul Poronto on Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  8. Snow Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Brandon Aho on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  9. Red-necked Grebe
    Oct 29, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Grebe was observed at Walled Lake by Curt Hofer on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  10. Willet
    Oct 29, 2014 - Houghton Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at Moyle Pond by Amber Roth on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:25 am.

  11. Cattle Egret
    Oct 29, 2014 - Roscommon Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at Houghton Lake Sewage Ponds by Greg Bodker on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:16 am.

  12. Golden Eagle
    Oct 29, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    2 Golden Eagle were observed at Lake Erie Metropark--Detroit River Hawk Watch by David Flak on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  13. Snow Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Tom Hince on Oct 29, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  14. White-eyed Vireo
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 White-eyed Vireo was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Tom Hince on Oct 29, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  15. Snow Goose
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Dave Lancaster on Oct 29, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  16. White-eyed Vireo
    Oct 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 White-eyed Vireo was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Dave Lancaster on Oct 29, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  17. Sandhill Crane
    Oct 29, 2014 - Menominee Co. - map
    2 Sandhill Crane were observed at Waste-Management Mitigation Ponds & Wildlife Observation Area by Joan Campbell on Oct 29, 2014 at 6:45 am.

  18. Savannah Sparrow
    Oct 28, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Savannah Sparrow were observed at Home by Ben Lucking on Oct 28, 2014 at 4:55 pm.

  19. Snow Goose
    Oct 28, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Oct 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm.

  20. Red-necked Grebe
    Oct 28, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Grebe was observed at Walled Lake by Karl Overman on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  21. Common Yellowthroat
    Oct 28, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Common Yellowthroat was observed at Tiscornia Park by Chace Scholten on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  22. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 28, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Tiscornia Park by Chace Scholten on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  23. Chipping Sparrow
    Oct 28, 2014 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Chipping Sparrow was observed at Our Yard by Steven Joyner on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  24. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 28, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Tiscornia Park by Matt Hysell on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  25. Black-and-white Warbler
    Oct 28, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Black-and-white Warbler was observed at Roseville Bird Observatory , 17969 Glendale by Jared Zaporski on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  26. Palm Warbler
    Oct 28, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Palm Warbler was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Robert Vanderkamp on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  27. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 28, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Eastern Meadowlark were observed at Muskegon Wastewater Treatment Facility, South Swanson Road by Jamie Krupka on Oct 28, 2014 at 8:56 am.

  28. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Oct 28, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Oct 28, 2014 at 8:13 am.

  29. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 27, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Robyn Henise on Oct 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  30. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 27, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Haehnle Sanctuary on Oct 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  31. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 27, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Don Henise on Oct 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  32. Northern Goshawk
    Oct 27, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Northern Goshawk was observed at US-MI-Port Hope-7257-7463 Kinde Rd by Monica Essenmacher on Oct 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

  33. Common Raven
    Oct 27, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Common Raven were observed at Huron Twp by Monica Essenmacher on Oct 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm.

  34. Golden Eagle
    Oct 27, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Torrey Rd.Hawk Watch, Augusta Twp. by Mike Sefton on Oct 27, 2014 at 11:57 am.

  35. Chipping Sparrow
    Oct 27, 2014 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Chipping Sparrow was observed at Our Yard by Steven Joyner on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:18 am.

  36. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 27, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S. Lakeshore Dr. by Gerald Ziarno on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:10 am.

  37. Common Redpoll
    Oct 27, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    131 Common Redpoll were observed at Port Crescent SP by Monica Essenmacher on Oct 27, 2014 at 9:50 am.

  38. Snow Goose
    Oct 27, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Fred Zilch on Oct 27, 2014 at 9:07 am.

  39. Cattle Egret
    Oct 27, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    12 Cattle Egret were observed at Holland SP by Carl Manning on Oct 27, 2014 at 8:29 am.

  40. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 27, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Kent Martin on Oct 27, 2014 at 8:02 am.

  41. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark--Mother Earth Trail by Vikki Jones on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm.

  42. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark--Mother Earth Trail by Clifford Jones on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm.

  43. Osprey
    Oct 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Osprey was observed at Chelsea SGA--Four Mile Lake by Dan Sparks-Jackson on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:10 pm.

  44. Surf Scoter
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Surf Scoter was observed at Lake Lansing by Sean Williams on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm.

  45. Surf Scoter
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Surf Scoter was observed at Lake Lansing by Callie Gesmundo on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm.

  46. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by Sean Williams on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm.

  47. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by Callie Gesmundo on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm.

  48. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by Zak Pohlen on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm.

  49. Surf Scoter
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Surf Scoter was observed at Lake Lansing by Zak Pohlen on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm.

  50. Lark Bunting
    Oct 26, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Saugatuck Dunes SP by Chace Scholten on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm.

  51. Swainson's Thrush
    Oct 26, 2014 - Livingston Co. - map
    1 Swainson's Thrush was observed at Kensington Metropark (Livingston Co.) by David Starzacher on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm.

  52. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark--Mother Earth Trail by Chuck Slusarczyk Jr on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  53. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark--Mother Earth Trail by Donna K. Owen on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  54. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at 627-671 S. Lakeshore Dr. by Charlie Weaver on Oct 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm.

  55. Osprey
    Oct 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Osprey was observed at US-MI-Milan-13848 Gooding Rd by Ben Lucking on Oct 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm.

  56. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at 611 S Lakeshore Dr by Ty Wagenmaker on Oct 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  57. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at 611 Lakeshore by R Green on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  58. Red-eyed Vireo
    Oct 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Red-eyed Vireo was observed at Loyola Drive by Juliet Berger on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm.

  59. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Mary Poort on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  60. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Dave Lancaster on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  61. Sora
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Sora was observed at Ludington WWTP (restricted access) by Brian Allen on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  62. Golden Eagle
    Oct 26, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Lake Erie Metropark by Larry Urbanski on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  63. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at US-MI-Ludington-437-763 S Lakeshore Dr by Brian Allen on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm.

  64. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Edward Lewandowski on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  65. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Pere Marquette Charter Township, 437-763 South Lakeshore Drive by Darrell Lawson on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm.

  66. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at 611 Lakeshore by R Green on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm.

  67. Snow Goose
    Oct 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Joseph Kurtz on Oct 26, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  68. Golden Eagle
    Oct 26, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    5 Golden Eagle were observed at Lake Erie Metropark by Donna K. Owen on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  69. Golden Eagle
    Oct 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Gretchen's house by Greg Links on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  70. Golden Eagle
    Oct 26, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    5 Golden Eagle were observed at Lake Erie Metropark by Chuck Slusarczyk Jr on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  71. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Ridgepoint Church by Robert Vanderkamp on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  72. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Robert Bochenek on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  73. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by John Munro on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  74. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Pere Marquette Memorial by Jeff Kunitzer on Oct 26, 2014 at 8:54 am.

  75. Purple Sandpiper
    Oct 26, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Purple Sandpiper was observed at Grand Haven SP by Carolyn Pomarius on Oct 26, 2014 at 8:45 am.

  76. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 26, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    9 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Mill Pond - Kellogg St. access by Douglas Klein on Oct 26, 2014 at 8:35 am.

  77. White-rumped Sandpiper
    Oct 26, 2014 - Lapeer Co. - map
    1 White-rumped Sandpiper was observed at Marathon Rd. causeway by Caleb Putnam on Oct 26, 2014 at 8:32 am.

  78. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 26, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Long-tailed Duck was observed at US-MI-Charlotte-8951-9043 Narrow Lake Rd by Adam Byrne on Oct 26, 2014 at 7:48 am.

  79. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Potterville Sewage Ponds by Jeff Fossmo on Oct 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

  80. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Potterville Sewage Ponds by Eddie Hicks on Oct 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  81. Snow Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Craig Robson on Oct 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  82. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Pere Marquette Memorial by Scott Sneed on Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  83. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Ludington South Breakwall by Hank Veldman on Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  84. Snow Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Freeman Rd ponds by Elise Brooks on Oct 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  85. Snow Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Freeman Rd ponds by Joe Brooks on Oct 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  86. Snow Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Freeman Rd ponds by Scott Sneed on Oct 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm.

  87. Snow Goose
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Freeman Rd ponds by Ed Kaminski on Oct 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  88. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Robyn Henise on Oct 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  89. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by Don Henise on Oct 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  90. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 25, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Paul Poronto on Oct 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  91. Golden Eagle
    Oct 25, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    7 Golden Eagle were observed at Lake Erie Metropark--Detroit River Hawk Watch by Ben Lucking on Oct 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  92. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 25, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Long-tailed Duck was observed at Narrow Lake by Jeff Pavlik on Oct 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm.

  93. Gray Catbird
    Oct 25, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Gray Catbird was observed at Manistee Co., Priestly's Marsh (private) by Brian Allen on Oct 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm.

  94. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S Lakeshore dr by Matt Hogan on Oct 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

  95. Golden Eagle
    Oct 25, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    16 Golden Eagle were observed at Lake Erie Metropark--Detroit River Hawk Watch by Nicole Freshour on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm.

  96. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S. Lakeshore Dr, Ludington by Joe Brooks on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm.

  97. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 25, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S. Lakeshore Dr, Ludington by Elise Brooks on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm.

  98. White-rumped Sandpiper
    Oct 25, 2014 - Lapeer Co. - map
    1 White-rumped Sandpiper was observed at Columbiaville by Karl Overman on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm.

  99. Golden Eagle
    Oct 25, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    22 Golden Eagle were observed at Lake Erie Metropark by Anonymous eBirder on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

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