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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. Snowy Owl
    2014-12-18 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2014-12-18 at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) MI.

  2. White-winged Crossbill
    2014-12-18 - map
    1 White-winged Crossbill was observed on 2014-12-18 at River Drive MI.

  3. Iceland Gull
    map
    Iceland Gull was observed at Birch Run Landfill MI.

  4. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2014-12-17 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2014-12-17 at Kent Co. Landfill (108th St E of Clyde Park SW) MI.

  5. Bohemian Waxwing
    2014-12-16 - map
    1 Bohemian Waxwing was observed on 2014-12-16 at Area 8 Huron County CBC MI.

  6. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2014-12-14 - map
    3 Sharp-tailed Grouse were observed on 2014-12-14 at Dafter Post Office MI.

  7. Thayer's Gull
    2014-12-13 - map
    2 Thayer's Gull were observed on 2014-12-13 at Grace Lake (Visteon Pond) MI.

  8. Long-eared Owl
    2014-12-11 - map
    8 Long-eared Owl were observed on 2014-12-11 at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Ross's Goose
    Dec 19, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club (west side) by Jeff Fossmo on Dec 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  2. Carolina Wren
    Dec 19, 2014 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm.

  3. Ross's Goose
    Dec 19, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club (west side) by Scott Jennex on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm.

  4. Snowy Owl
    Dec 19, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Jared Zaporski on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  5. Snow Goose
    Dec 19, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Linwood Road by Roger Eriksson on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm.

  6. Trumpeter Swan
    Dec 19, 2014 - Genesee Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Loebdell boat launch west by Karl Overman on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:36 am.

  7. Cackling Goose
    Dec 19, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    4 Cackling Goose were observed at Freedom, 5166 Reno Road by Joe Prochaska on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:21 am.

  8. Great Black-backed Gull
    Dec 19, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Pitsch Sanitary Landfill by Scott Jennex on Dec 19, 2014 at 9:56 am.

  9. Glaucous Gull
    Dec 19, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Glaucous Gull was observed at Pitsch Sanitary Landfill by Scott Jennex on Dec 19, 2014 at 9:56 am.

  10. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Dec 19, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Pitsch Sanitary Landfill by Scott Jennex on Dec 19, 2014 at 9:56 am.

  11. White-throated Sparrow
    Dec 19, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at US-MI-Grand Rapids-1307 Glen Ellyn Dr SE by Laurence Burke on Dec 19, 2014 at 9:47 am.

  12. Snowy Owl
    Dec 19, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Lake and Brown by Scott Jennex on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:28 am.

  13. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Dec 19, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Tittabawassee Valley CBC Area 4 by Jacob Guettler on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  14. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by Meredith Anderson on Dec 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm.

  15. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by Rob Emelander on Dec 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm.

  16. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by M.S.U. Birding Club on Dec 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm.

  17. White-throated Sparrow
    Dec 18, 2014 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at Backyard 6 miles south of Marquette, MI by Beth Olson on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm.

  18. Gray Catbird
    Dec 18, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Gray Catbird was observed at US-MI-Manistee-101-199 Walnut St by Brian Allen on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm.

  19. White-winged Scoter
    Dec 18, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    3 White-winged Scoter were observed at US-MI-Richland-5266-9498 Fraulin Cir by Kent Martin on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  20. White-crowned Sparrow
    Dec 18, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at home/yard by Albert Rowell on Dec 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  21. Eared Grebe
    Dec 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Lake Macatawa--west end by Jamie Krupka on Dec 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm.

  22. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Fish Point SWA by Kathy Hofer on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm.

  23. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Dec 18, 2014 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Brown-headed Cowbird was observed at Fish Point SWA by Curt Hofer on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm.

  24. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Dec 18, 2014 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Brown-headed Cowbird was observed at Fish Point SWA by Kathy Hofer on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm.

  25. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Fish Point SWA by Curt Hofer on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm.

  26. Osprey
    Dec 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Osprey was observed at 9th and Lincoln, Holland by Bob Broene on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm.

  27. Turkey Vulture
    Dec 18, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Turkey Vulture was observed at Lodi Township - Zeeb, south of Scio Church by Darrin O'Brien on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:40 am.

  28. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at 128th Ave. at Bingham St. by Kelly Morrissey on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  29. Trumpeter Swan
    Dec 18, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    4 Trumpeter Swan were observed at 128th Ave. at Bingham St. by Kelly Morrissey on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  30. Eastern Towhee
    Dec 18, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Eastern Towhee was observed at Belle Isle by Karl Overman on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:04 am.

  31. Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
    Dec 18, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) was observed at Bar Lake by Shelley Green on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  32. Lincoln's Sparrow
    Dec 18, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Lincoln's Sparrow was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Randall Kling on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:20 am.

  33. Snowy Owl
    Dec 18, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Randall Kling on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:20 am.

  34. Evening Grosbeak
    Dec 18, 2014 - Alcona Co. - map
    9 Evening Grosbeak were observed at Enchanted Forest Tree & Game Farm by Ronald Sortor on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  35. Great Black-backed Gull
    Dec 18, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Birch Run Landfill by Steven Gasser on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  36. Glaucous Gull
    Dec 18, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    Glaucous Gull was observed at Birch Run Landfill by Steven Gasser on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  37. Iceland Gull
    Dec 18, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    Iceland Gull was observed at Birch Run Landfill by Steven Gasser on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  38. Eurasian Collared-Dove
    Dec 17, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    6 Eurasian Collared-Dove were observed at Avery Rd Collared Dove Preserve by Kip Miller on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  39. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Dec 17, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Avery Rd Collared Dove Preserve by Kip Miller on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  40. Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
    Dec 17, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose (Richardson's) was observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm.

  41. Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
    Dec 17, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) was observed at Bar Lake by Shelley Green on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  42. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Dec 17, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    2 Brown-headed Cowbird were observed at My Yard by Tom Pavlik on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  43. Eastern Towhee
    Dec 17, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Eastern Towhee was observed at My Yard by Tom Pavlik on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  44. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Dec 17, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at home yard by Eldon Dodd on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm.

  45. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Dec 17, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at home yard by Jack Wykoff on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm.

  46. Ross's Goose
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club (west side) by Carl Manning on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm.

  47. White-throated Sparrow
    Dec 17, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at Chippewa Nature Center by Ralph Forsberg on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  48. Snowy Owl
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at 128th Ave. at Bingham St. by Carl Manning on Dec 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm.

  49. Trumpeter Swan
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    4 Trumpeter Swan were observed at 128th Ave. at Bingham St. by Carl Manning on Dec 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm.

  50. Carolina Wren
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  51. Snowy Owl
    Dec 17, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at US-MI-Bad Axe-1999 N Thomas Rd by Monica Essenmacher on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm.

  52. Great Black-backed Gull
    Dec 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    3 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Kent Co. Landfill (108th St E of Clyde Park SW) by Caleb Putnam on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:36 am.

  53. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Dec 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Kent Co. Landfill (108th St E of Clyde Park SW) by Caleb Putnam on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:36 am.

  54. Field Sparrow
    Dec 17, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Field Sparrow was observed at Kruger Rd, west of Lakeside by Kip Miller on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:15 am.

  55. Fox Sparrow
    Dec 17, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Fox Sparrow was observed at Turtle Lake Subdivision by Susan Sridharan on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:15 am.

  56. Snowy Owl
    Dec 17, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Snowy Owl were observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Theresa Moore on Dec 17, 2014 at 10:11 am.

  57. Hermit Thrush
    Dec 17, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Hermit Thrush was observed at Heritage Park by Karl Overman on Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  58. Snowy Owl
    Dec 17, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by Mike Krzciok on Dec 17, 2014 at 9:40 am.

  59. Eared Grebe
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Lake Macatawa--west end by Carl Manning on Dec 17, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  60. Great Black-backed Gull
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Pitsch Sanitary Landfill by Kevin Thomas on Dec 17, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  61. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Dec 17, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Pitsch Sanitary Landfill by Kevin Thomas on Dec 17, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  62. Ross's Goose
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Port Hope--Stafford County Park by Stan Lilley on Dec 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  63. Ross's Goose
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Port Hope--Stafford County Park by Myles McNally on Dec 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  64. Ross's Goose
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Port Hope--Stafford County Park by Gerald Ziarno on Dec 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  65. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Saginaw Cty - Bishop and Townline Rds by Linda Menger on Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm.

  66. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Saginaw Cty - Bishop and Townline Rds by Ralph Forsberg on Dec 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm.

  67. Common Loon
    Dec 16, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Common Loon was observed at Reed's Lake by Rob Keys on Dec 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm.

  68. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at New Buffalo, 407 North Whittaker Street by Nicole Messacar on Dec 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm.

  69. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Barry Rd and Lincoln Rd by Jacob Guettler on Dec 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm.

  70. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Oak Beach County Park by Gerald Ziarno on Dec 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm.

  71. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Oak Beach County Park by Stan Lilley on Dec 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm.

  72. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Oak Beach County Park by Myles McNally on Dec 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm.

  73. Merlin
    Dec 16, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Merlin was observed at Shiawassee Refuge approach road - Curtis by Linda Menger on Dec 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm.

  74. Merlin
    Dec 16, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Merlin was observed at Shiawassee Refuge approach road - Curtis by Ralph Forsberg on Dec 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm.

  75. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Thuemmel Rd near M25 by Gerald Ziarno on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  76. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Thuemmel Rd near M25 by Stan Lilley on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  77. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Thuemmel Rd near M25 by Myles McNally on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  78. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Ottawa Executive Airport by Rob Emelander on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  79. Ross's Goose
    Dec 16, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Macatawa Legends east by Chip Francke on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  80. Eared Grebe
    Dec 16, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Black Lake Boardwalk West by Chip Francke on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  81. Eared Grebe
    Dec 16, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Holland SP by Simon Kiacz on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  82. Trumpeter Swan
    Dec 16, 2014 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    8 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Boyne River from Spring St. to Beyond Coon's Bridge by Steven Joyner on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:20 am.

  83. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Dec 16, 2014 - Cheboygan Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Cheboygan CBC - Area 1 by Darrell Lawson on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:12 am.

  84. White-throated Sparrow
    Dec 16, 2014 - Cheboygan Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at Cheboygan CBC - Area 1 by Darrell Lawson on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:12 am.

  85. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Huron County CBC, Territory #2 by Ryan Dziedzic on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  86. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Huron-CBC Section 2 by Joe Soehnel on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  87. Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    12 Yellow-rumped Warbler were observed at Huron-CBC Section 2 by Joe Soehnel on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  88. Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    12 Yellow-rumped Warbler were observed at Huron County CBC, Territory #2 by Ryan Dziedzic on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  89. Cackling Goose
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Area 8 Huron County CBC by Tom Hince on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  90. Orange-crowned Warbler
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Orange-crowned Warbler was observed at Area 8 Huron County CBC by Tom Hince on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  91. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet were observed at Area 8 Huron County CBC by Tom Hince on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  92. Snowy Owl
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Snowy Owl were observed at Area 8 Huron County CBC by Tom Hince on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  93. Snow Goose
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Area 8 Huron County CBC by Tom Hince on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  94. Trumpeter Swan
    Dec 16, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Area 8 Huron County CBC by Tom Hince on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  95. White-crowned Sparrow
    Dec 15, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Scholten Home by Chace Scholten on Dec 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm.

  96. Snowy Owl
    Dec 15, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Holland SP by Myles McNally on Dec 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  97. Western Grebe
    Dec 15, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Western Grebe was observed at Holland SP by Myles McNally on Dec 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  98. Snowy Owl
    Dec 15, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Elkton/Campbell Rds by Ryan Dziedzic on Dec 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm.

  99. Eared Grebe
    Dec 15, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Holland SP by Edward De Vries on Dec 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

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