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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. Thayer's Gull
    2016-05-02 - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed on 2016-05-02 at Lake Lansing MI.

  2. Long-eared Owl
    2016-05-01 - map
    5 Long-eared Owl were observed on 2016-05-01 at US-Michigan-Paradise-18383-18411 N Whitefish Point Rd - 46.771x-84.958 MI.

  3. Whooping Crane
    2016-05-01 - map
    4 Whooping Crane were observed on 2016-05-01 at Romeo MI.

  4. Smith's Longspur
    2016-05-01 - map
    1 Smith's Longspur was observed on 2016-05-01 at Stubble field east of Roosevelt and Crapo MI.

  5. Piping Plover
    2016-05-01 - map
    2 Piping Plover were observed on 2016-05-01 at Muskegon SP MI.

  6. Golden-winged Warbler
    2016-05-01 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2016-05-01 at Belle Isle MI.

  7. Spruce Grouse
    2016-05-01 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2016-05-01 at Vermillion Road--The Slab MI.

  8. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2016-04-30 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2016-04-30 at Whitefish Point MI.

  9. Eurasian Wigeon
    2016-04-30 - map
    1 Eurasian Wigeon was observed on 2016-04-30 at Tahquamenon River Mouth MI.

  10. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2016-04-30 - map
    2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed on 2016-04-30 at Bay shore dr MI.

  11. Snowy Owl
    2016-04-30 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2016-04-30 at snowy owl spot MI.

  12. Cerulean Warbler
    2016-04-30 - map
    1 Cerulean Warbler was observed on 2016-04-30 at Pinckney RA--Embury Rd MI.

  13. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2016-04-30 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2016-04-30 at Farm Truck Trail MI.

  14. Yellow Rail
    2016-04-29 - map
    1 Yellow Rail was observed on 2016-04-29 at Granskog Creek Estuary MI.

  15. Iceland Gull
    2016-04-29 - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed on 2016-04-29 at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) MI.

  16. Bohemian Waxwing
    2016-04-28 - map
    2 Bohemian Waxwing were observed on 2016-04-28 at Whitefish Point MI.

  17. Ross's Gull
    2016-04-23 - map
    1 Ross's Gull was observed on 2016-04-23 at Lake Hudson SRA MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Whooping Crane
    May 3, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Whooping Crane were observed at Weyer Road by Andrea Rose on May 3, 2016 at 5:35 pm.

  2. Whooping Crane
    May 3, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Whooping Crane were observed at bruce township by Brandon Aho on May 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

  3. Whooping Crane
    May 3, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Whooping Crane were observed at US-Michigan-Bruce Township-79525 Weyer Rd - 42.878x-83.064 by Chris DeWolfe on May 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm.

  4. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 3, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at 23 mi rd n of N Dr n by Dale Kennedy on May 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm.

  5. Wilson's Phalarope
    May 3, 2016 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Roosevelt and McClelland Rds. wetland by Jeff Pavlik on May 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm.

  6. Northern Bobwhite
    May 3, 2016 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Northern Bobwhite was observed at Home by Jim Law on May 3, 2016 at 11:20 am.

  7. White-winged Crossbill
    May 3, 2016 - Emmet Co. - map
    2 White-winged Crossbill were observed at Mackinaw Straits Hawk Watch site by Nate Crane on May 3, 2016 at 11:15 am.

  8. Piping Plover
    May 3, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    4 Piping Plover were observed at Muskegon State Park beach by Chip Francke on May 3, 2016 at 10:45 am.

  9. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
    May 3, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) was observed at Dolph Nature Area by Wayne Fisher on May 3, 2016 at 10:30 am.

  10. Whooping Crane
    May 3, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Whooping Crane were observed at Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan, US by Antonio Xeira on May 3, 2016 at 8:50 am.

  11. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
    May 3, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) was observed at Dolph Nature Area by Norka Saldana on May 3, 2016 at 8:18 am.

  12. Golden Eagle
    May 3, 2016 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Port Huron SGA by Randall Kling on May 3, 2016 at 8:05 am.

  13. White-eyed Vireo
    May 3, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 White-eyed Vireo was observed at Kesling Preserve (Forest Lawn Rd.) by Matt Hysell on May 3, 2016 at 8:00 am.

  14. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 3, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N Westnedge by John Brenneman on May 3, 2016 at 7:50 am.

  15. Trumpeter Swan
    May 3, 2016 - Livingston Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Brighton SRA--Chilson Pond Day Use Area by Chris Kargel on May 3, 2016 at 7:48 am.

  16. White-eyed Vireo
    May 3, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 White-eyed Vireo was observed at South Branch Galien River--Lakeside Rd. by Myles McNally on May 3, 2016 at 7:15 am.

  17. Long-eared Owl
    May 3, 2016 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Long-eared Owl was observed at Youker Rd by Ed Kaminski on May 3, 2016 at 1:00 am.

  18. American Bittern
    May 2, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at Whitefish Point by Cameron Cox on May 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm.

  19. Snowy Owl
    May 2, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Wild Cherry Resort RV Park by Kirk Waterstripe on May 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

  20. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 2, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Lake Lansing Park North by Patrick Doran on May 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm.

  21. Common Tern
    May 2, 2016 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Common Tern was observed at Thornapple Lake by Jack Wykoff on May 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm.

  22. Surf Scoter
    May 2, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Duck Lake by Leah Dodd on May 2, 2016 at 7:04 pm.

  23. Common Raven
    May 2, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Common Raven were observed at Hoffmaster by Elizabeth Miller on May 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

  24. Trumpeter Swan
    May 2, 2016 - Eaton Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Scipio Creek marsh by Marc North on May 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

  25. Thayer's Gull
    May 2, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed at Lake Lansing by David Pavlik on May 2, 2016 at 6:53 pm.

  26. Common Tern
    May 2, 2016 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Common Tern was observed at Thornapple Lake by Maeve Klein on May 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm.

  27. Common Tern
    May 2, 2016 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Common Tern was observed at Thornapple Lake by Douglas Klein on May 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm.

  28. Surf Scoter
    May 2, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Duck Lake by Gordon Green on May 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

  29. Northern Mockingbird
    May 2, 2016 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Filion Rd. terminus by Ksenia Whitting on May 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm.

  30. Golden Eagle
    May 2, 2016 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at North Road by Katie Koch on May 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm.

  31. Surf Scoter
    May 2, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Duck Lake by Doug McWhirter on May 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm.

  32. Harlequin Duck
    May 2, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Center Lake--5th St. boat launch by David Parsons on May 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm.

  33. Northern Pintail
    May 2, 2016 - Mason Co. - map
    6 Northern Pintail were observed at Freeman Rd ponds by Linda Scribner on May 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm.

  34. Northern Waterthrush
    May 2, 2016 - Delta Co. - map
    2 Northern Waterthrush were observed at US-MI-Wells-5730-5960 J Rd - 45.7592x-87.1832 by Samantha Wright on May 2, 2016 at 1:03 pm.

  35. Swainson's Thrush
    May 2, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Swainson's Thrush was observed at US-Michigan-Paradise-17901-17981 N Vermillion Rd - 46.762x-85.149 by K Cramer on May 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

  36. Wilson's Warbler
    May 2, 2016 - Isabella Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Warbler was observed at Mid-Michigan Community College by Peter Koper on May 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm.

  37. White-winged Scoter
    May 2, 2016 - Oakland Co. - map
    4 White-winged Scoter were observed at Walled Lake by Mike Mencotti on May 2, 2016 at 9:14 am.

  38. Common Redpoll
    May 2, 2016 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Common Redpoll was observed at north of Ishpeming, Mi by thom skelding on May 2, 2016 at 8:48 am.

  39. Red-eyed Vireo
    May 2, 2016 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Red-eyed Vireo was observed at Green Lake - Cottage by Andy Johnson on May 2, 2016 at 8:38 am.

  40. Trumpeter Swan
    May 2, 2016 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at *DeBruine Yard by Nathan DeBruine on May 2, 2016 at 8:30 am.

  41. Trumpeter Swan
    May 2, 2016 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at *DeBruine Yard by Nathan DeBruine BGBY on May 2, 2016 at 8:30 am.

  42. White-eyed Vireo
    May 2, 2016 - Barry Co. - map
    1 White-eyed Vireo was observed at Barry SGA--Sager Rd. area by Jack Wykoff on May 2, 2016 at 8:10 am.

  43. Common Redpoll
    May 2, 2016 - Emmet Co. - map
    1 Common Redpoll was observed at McGulpin Point by Jason Newton on May 2, 2016 at 6:23 am.

  44. American Bittern
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at US-Michigan-Paradise-18383-18411 N Whitefish Point Rd - 46.771x-84.958 by K Cramer on May 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm.

  45. Common Redpoll
    May 1, 2016 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Common Redpoll was observed at Backyard 6 miles south of Marquette, MI by Beth Olson on May 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

  46. Snowy Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Fish Point SWA by Antonio Xeira on May 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm.

  47. Snowy Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Fish Point SWA by Robert Bochenek on May 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm.

  48. Least Sandpiper
    May 1, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Least Sandpiper were observed at Fairview Cemetery/Homer Sewage Ponds by Dale Kennedy on May 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm.

  49. American White Pelican
    May 1, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 American White Pelican were observed at US-MI-Comstock-9699 Miller Dr - 42.2734x-85.4391 by Steve Abbott on May 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm.

  50. Whooping Crane
    May 1, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Whooping Crane were observed at Romeo by Frank Lams on May 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm.

  51. Cattle Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at US-MI-Bangor-20 Bay Shore Dr - 43.6626x-83.8941 by Robert Bochenek on May 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm.

  52. Cattle Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at US-MI-Bangor-20 Bay Shore Dr - 43.6626x-83.8941 by Antonio Xeira on May 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm.

  53. Snowy Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at nayanquing by philip odum on May 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm.

  54. Trumpeter Swan
    May 1, 2016 - Cass Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Stone Lake by Mike Bourdon on May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm.

  55. Common Gallinule
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Common Gallinule were observed at Dansville SGA by Jim Keller on May 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm.

  56. Trumpeter Swan
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Dansville SGA by Jim Keller on May 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm.

  57. Clay-colored Sparrow
    May 1, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Clay-colored Sparrow was observed at US-MI-Lima-10295 Jerusalem Rd - 42.2817x-83.9332 by Cathy Theisen on May 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm.

  58. Prothonotary Warbler
    May 1, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    3 Prothonotary Warbler were observed at Kayaking Hudson Mills to Huron-Dexter Metroparks by Ben Lucking on May 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm.

  59. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 1, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Gull Lake - Kellogg Biological Station by Todd Alfes on May 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm.

  60. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 1, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Gull Lake Country Club by Todd Alfes on May 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm.

  61. Smith's Longspur
    May 1, 2016 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Smith's Longspur was observed at Stubble field east of Roosevelt and Crapo by Nathan Martineau on May 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm.

  62. Cattle Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at US-Michigan-Bay City-West Dr - 43.66x-83.885 by philip odum on May 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm.

  63. Piping Plover
    May 1, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Piping Plover were observed at Muskegon SP by Shelley Green on May 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm.

  64. Common Merganser
    May 1, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    7 Common Merganser were observed at Waterloo RA--Portage Lake Unit by R Green on May 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm.

  65. Common Merganser
    May 1, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    7 Common Merganser were observed at Waterloo RA--Portage Lake Unit by Don Henise on May 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm.

  66. Common Merganser
    May 1, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    7 Common Merganser were observed at Waterloo RA--Portage Lake Unit by Robyn Henise on May 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm.

  67. Common Tern (hirundo)
    May 1, 2016 - Genesee Co. - map
    1 Common Tern (hirundo) was observed at Bird Rd Sewage Ponds by Jeff Buecking on May 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm.

  68. Black-necked Stilt
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Black-necked Stilt was observed at Fish Point SWA by philip odum on May 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm.

  69. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 1, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Red-headed Woodpecker were observed at Home by Matt Pechulis on May 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

  70. Red-eyed Vireo
    May 1, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Red-eyed Vireo was observed at Waldenburg Park by Brandon Aho on May 1, 2016 at 11:50 am.

  71. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 1, 2016 - Genesee Co. - map
    3 Red-headed Woodpecker were observed at US-MI-Argentine-12010-12108 Lovejoy Rd - 42.7813x-83.9019 by Thomas Baumgart on May 1, 2016 at 11:43 am.

  72. American Avocet
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Whitefish Point by Matt Hogan on May 1, 2016 at 11:30 am.

  73. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
    May 1, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) was observed at Dolph Nature Area by linda ar on May 1, 2016 at 11:01 am.

  74. Caspian Tern
    May 1, 2016 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Caspian Tern was observed at Thornapple Lake by Matt Galbraith on May 1, 2016 at 11:00 am.

  75. Forster's Tern
    May 1, 2016 - Barry Co. - map
    4 Forster's Tern were observed at Thornapple Lake by Matt Galbraith on May 1, 2016 at 11:00 am.

  76. Northern Pintail
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Northern Pintail was observed at Fish Point SWA by Kim Laskowski on May 1, 2016 at 10:52 am.

  77. Tundra Swan
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    15 Tundra Swan were observed at Fish Point SWA by Kim Laskowski on May 1, 2016 at 10:52 am.

  78. Snowy Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Fish Point SWA by Kim Laskowski on May 1, 2016 at 10:52 am.

  79. Common Redpoll
    May 1, 2016 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Common Redpoll was observed at north of Ishpeming, Mi by thom skelding on May 1, 2016 at 10:28 am.

  80. Northern Waterthrush
    May 1, 2016 - Luce Co. - map
    3 Northern Waterthrush were observed at Soo Junction Rd. by Joyce Peterson on May 1, 2016 at 9:05 am.

  81. Black-necked Stilt
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Black-necked Stilt was observed at Fish Point SWA by Monica Essenmacher on May 1, 2016 at 9:04 am.

  82. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    3 Yellow-headed Blackbird were observed at Fish Point SWA by Monica Essenmacher on May 1, 2016 at 9:04 am.

  83. Snowy Egret
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Fish Point SWA by Monica Essenmacher on May 1, 2016 at 9:04 am.

  84. Short-eared Owl
    May 1, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Short-eared Owl was observed at Fish Point SWA by Monica Essenmacher on May 1, 2016 at 9:04 am.

  85. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 1, 2016 - Isabella Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at 1497 w bluegrass rd mt pleasant by Kramer Gary on May 1, 2016 at 8:45 am.

  86. Spruce Grouse
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at Vermillion Road--The Slab by Joe Brooks on May 1, 2016 at 8:30 am.

  87. Spruce Grouse
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at Vermillion Road--The Slab by Elise Brooks on May 1, 2016 at 8:30 am.

  88. Spruce Grouse
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at Vermillion Road--The Slab by Valerie Trabucchi on May 1, 2016 at 8:23 am.

  89. Spruce Grouse
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at Vermillion Road--The Slab by Daryl Bernard on May 1, 2016 at 8:23 am.

  90. Trumpeter Swan
    May 1, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Woodland Park and Nature Preserve by Gordon Green on May 1, 2016 at 8:00 am.

  91. Common Gallinule
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Common Gallinule were observed at Dansville SGA by Joseph Kurtz on May 1, 2016 at 7:54 am.

  92. American Bittern
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at Dansville SGA by Joseph Kurtz on May 1, 2016 at 7:54 am.

  93. American Bittern
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at Dansville SGA by Nathan Martineau on May 1, 2016 at 7:54 am.

  94. Trumpeter Swan
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Dansville SGA by Nathan Martineau on May 1, 2016 at 7:54 am.

  95. Trumpeter Swan
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Dansville SGA by Joseph Kurtz on May 1, 2016 at 7:54 am.

  96. Common Gallinule
    May 1, 2016 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Common Gallinule were observed at Dansville SGA by Nathan Martineau on May 1, 2016 at 7:54 am.

  97. Spruce Grouse
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at US-Michigan-Paradise-W Vermillion Rd - 46.708x-85.045 by Daniel Kerby on May 1, 2016 at 7:35 am.

  98. Forster's Tern
    May 1, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Forster's Tern was observed at Batteese Lake by linda ar on May 1, 2016 at 7:06 am.

  99. Spruce Grouse
    May 1, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed at US-MI-Whitefish-49768 - 46.7081x-85.0471 by Jan Giesken on May 1, 2016 at 7:05 am.

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