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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
    2014-07-25 - map
    2 Piping Plover were observed on 2014-07-25 at Sleeping Bear Dunes NL--Platte Plains Trails MI.

  2. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2014-07-24 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2014-07-24 at Ramsay Rd MI.

  3. Henslow's Sparrow
    2014-07-22 - map
    1 Henslow's Sparrow was observed on 2014-07-22 at Chikaming Township Park MI.

  4. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2014-07-22 - map
    1 Sharp-tailed Grouse was observed on 2014-07-22 at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) MI.

  5. Kirtland's Warbler
    2014-07-21 - map
    7 Kirtland's Warbler were observed on 2014-07-21 at Grayling State Forest--M-72 at S Staley Lake Rd. MI.

  6. Spruce Grouse
    2014-07-19 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2014-07-19 at Crisp point lighthouse MI.

  7. Cerulean Warbler
    2014-07-18 - map
    2 Cerulean Warbler were observed on 2014-07-18 at Port Huron SGA MI.

  8. Little Gull
    2014-07-17 - map
    1 Little Gull was observed on 2014-07-17 at Lebourdais Rd. end MI.

  9. Golden-winged Warbler
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    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed at Minden SGA MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 25, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Karen E. Brown on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

  2. Black-throated Green Warbler
    Jul 25, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Black-throated Green Warbler was observed at North Ottawa Dunes Park by Curtis Dykstra on Jul 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm.

  3. American White Pelican
    Jul 25, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    55 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Ruud Visser on Jul 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm.

  4. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 25, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Ruud Visser on Jul 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm.

  5. Mourning Warbler
    Jul 25, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Mourning Warbler was observed at Verona SGA by Monica Essenmacher on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:45 am.

  6. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 25, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    3 Northern Bobwhite were observed at HIghland SRA - Dog Training Area by Kathy Hofer on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25 am.

  7. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 25, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    3 Northern Bobwhite were observed at HIghland SRA - Dog Training Area by Curt Hofer on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25 am.

  8. Hooded Warbler
    Jul 25, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Hooded Warbler was observed at 961 Geneaire Way by James Fox on Jul 25, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  9. Prairie Warbler
    Jul 25, 2014 - Benzie Co. - map
    2 Prairie Warbler were observed at Sleeping Bear Dunes NL--Platte Plains Trails by Brian Allen on Jul 25, 2014 at 7:30 am.

  10. Trumpeter Swan
    Jul 24, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Anne Pancella on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

  11. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 24, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Fred Zilch on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:50 pm.

  12. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 24, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Northern Bobwhite was observed at S. Stoney Lake Rd by Thomas Gass on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:45 pm.

  13. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Jul 24, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Yellow-headed Blackbird was observed at Nayanquing Point SWA by Matt Hogan on Jul 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

  14. Merlin
    Jul 24, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Merlin was observed at Townsend Park by Phil Vreeman on Jul 24, 2014 at 5:57 pm.

  15. Purple Finch
    Jul 24, 2014 - Lapeer Co. - map
    2 Purple Finch were observed at Seven Ponds Nature Center by Michael Champagne on Jul 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  16. Louisiana Waterthrush
    Jul 24, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Louisiana Waterthrush was observed at Seidman Park by Phil Vreeman on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm.

  17. Trumpeter Swan
    Jul 24, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Rob Emelander on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm.

  18. Red-breasted Merganser
    Jul 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Red-breasted Merganser was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm.

  19. Redhead
    Jul 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm.

  20. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Jul 24, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Yellow-headed Blackbird was observed at Nayanquing Point SWA by Al Turner on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm.

  21. Red-breasted Merganser
    Jul 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Red-breasted Merganser was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Christophor B. on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  22. Redhead
    Jul 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Christophor B. on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  23. Redhead
    Jul 24, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at St Johns Marsh by Randall Kling on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm.

  24. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Jul 24, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    2 Yellow-headed Blackbird were observed at Nayanquing Point SWA--south pond by Roger Eriksson on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm.

  25. Red-breasted Merganser
    Jul 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Red-breasted Merganser were observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Brandon Aho on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

  26. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Jul 24, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Thomas Wheeker on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:22 am.

  27. Bonaparte's Gull
    Jul 24, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    8 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Thomas Wheeker on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:22 am.

  28. Redhead
    Jul 24, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    7 Redhead were observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Randall Kling on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:04 am.

  29. American White Pelican
    Jul 24, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    35 American White Pelican were observed at Pointe Mouillee by Tim Thompson on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  30. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 24, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pointe Mouillee by Tim Thompson on Jul 24, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  31. Golden-crowned Kinglet
    Jul 24, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    6 Golden-crowned Kinglet were observed at Fenner Nature Center by Nathan Martineau on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:50 am.

  32. Chuck-will's-widow
    Jul 23, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Chuck-will's-widow was observed at Fishville and Easudes Rd by Elliot Nelson on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm.

  33. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 23, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Onekama Sewage Ponds (restricted access) by Brian Allen on Jul 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm.

  34. Western Sandpiper
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Western Sandpiper was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Thomas Gass on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

  35. American White Pelican
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    54 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Thomas Gass on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

  36. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Thomas Gass on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

  37. American Avocet
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Elliot Nelson on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  38. American White Pelican
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    42 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Elliot Nelson on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  39. Common Goldeneye
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Common Goldeneye was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Elliot Nelson on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  40. Western Sandpiper
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Western Sandpiper was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Elliot Nelson on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  41. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Elliot Nelson on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  42. American Wigeon
    Jul 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American Wigeon was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  43. Redhead
    Jul 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  44. Clay-colored Sparrow
    Jul 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    7 Clay-colored Sparrow were observed at Lima Twp *Private Property* Patch by Dan Sparks-Jackson on Jul 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm.

  45. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 23, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    2 Northern Bobwhite were observed at Highland SRA by Mike Mencotti on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:14 am.

  46. American White Pelican
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    55 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  47. American Avocet
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  48. Canvasback
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Canvasback were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  49. Greater Scaup
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Greater Scaup was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  50. Redhead
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  51. Western Sandpiper
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Western Sandpiper was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  52. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Christophor B. on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  53. Ruddy Turnstone
    Jul 23, 2014 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Turnstone was observed at Grand Marais by Demetri Lafkas on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  54. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 22, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Northern Bobwhite were observed at Benton, S. Stoney Lk., Clark Lk., Vacant Subdivision by R Green on Jul 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm.

  55. Henslow's Sparrow
    Jul 22, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Henslow's Sparrow was observed at Chikaming Township Park by Linda Scribner on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  56. American Wigeon
    Jul 22, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American Wigeon was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

  57. Redhead
    Jul 22, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

  58. Dunlin
    Jul 22, 2014 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Dunlin was observed at Au Train--Beach by Myles McNally on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  59. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 22, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Allegan SGA--Farm Unit by Linda Scribner on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  60. Henslow's Sparrow
    Jul 22, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Henslow's Sparrow was observed at Sharonville SGA (Washtenaw Co.) by Wayne Fisher on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  61. American Bittern
    Jul 22, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at Huff Park by Seth Caldwell on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  62. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Jul 22, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Subdivision walking route by Mike Mencotti on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  63. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 22, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at 59th St, S. of 118th Ave. by Gerald Ziarno on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:20 am.

  64. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    Jul 22, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Sharp-tailed Grouse was observed at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) by Myles McNally on Jul 22, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  65. Prairie Warbler
    Jul 22, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    2 Prairie Warbler were observed at Warren Dunes SP--Blue Jay Trail by Bradley Anderson on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:45 am.

  66. Trumpeter Swan
    Jul 22, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Laura Beltran on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:35 am.

  67. Redhead
    Jul 22, 2014 - Emmet Co. - map
    1 Redhead was observed at North Central Michigan College Natural Area by Lisa Hoyt on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:15 am.

  68. American Bittern
    Jul 22, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Rc Y on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:00 am.

  69. American White Pelican
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    70 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:46 am.

  70. American Avocet
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:46 am.

  71. Redhead
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    5 Redhead were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:46 am.

  72. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:46 am.

  73. Snowy Egret
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:46 am.

  74. Snowy Egret
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kevin Rysiewski on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  75. American Avocet
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kevin Rysiewski on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  76. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kevin Rysiewski on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:15 am.

  77. Chuck-will's-widow
    Jul 21, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Chuck-will's-widow was observed at Nightjar spot by Thomas Wheeker on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:15 pm.

  78. American Avocet
    Jul 21, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    7 American Avocet were observed at Fifth Avenue Beach by Bob Paetschow on Jul 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  79. American Avocet
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm.

  80. American White Pelican
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    70 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm.

  81. Redhead
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    44 Redhead were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm.

  82. American Avocet
    Jul 21, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    9 American Avocet were observed at Fifth Avenue Beach & Pier by Linda Scribner on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm.

  83. American Avocet
    Jul 21, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    9 American Avocet were observed at Manistee City 5th Ave Beach by Shelley Green on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm.

  84. American Avocet
    Jul 21, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    9 American Avocet were observed at 5th Ave. beach by Brian Allen on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm.

  85. Lincoln's Sparrow
    Jul 21, 2014 - Montmorency Co. - map
    2 Lincoln's Sparrow were observed at Montmorency KIWA habitat by Tony Leukering on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

  86. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 21, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Allegan SGA--Wetland at 59th St and 118th Ave by Curtis Dykstra on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm.

  87. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 21, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Northern Bobwhite was observed at Highland SRA by James Fox on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm.

  88. American Avocet
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm.

  89. American White Pelican
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    70 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm.

  90. Redhead
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Redhead were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andrew Cannizzaro on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm.

  91. Black-throated Green Warbler
    Jul 21, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Black-throated Green Warbler was observed at Rosy Mound Natural Area by Dan Sparks-Jackson on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  92. Black-throated Green Warbler
    Jul 21, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Black-throated Green Warbler were observed at Saugatuck Dunes SP by Curtis Dykstra on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:55 am.

  93. American Bittern
    Jul 21, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Tomas Pedreros on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:47 am.

  94. American Bittern
    Jul 21, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Randall Kling on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:47 am.

  95. American Bittern
    Jul 21, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 American Bittern was observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Caleb Putnam on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:47 am.

  96. Redhead
    Jul 21, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    14 Redhead were observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Tomas Pedreros on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:47 am.

  97. Redhead
    Jul 21, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    14 Redhead were observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Randall Kling on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:47 am.

  98. Redhead
    Jul 21, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    14 Redhead were observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Caleb Putnam on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:47 am.

  99. American White Pelican
    Jul 21, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    70 American White Pelican were observed at Pointe Mouillee by Tim Thompson on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:50 am.

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