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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. Snowy Owl
    2014-11-26 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2014-11-26 at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch MI.

  2. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2014-11-26 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2014-11-26 at Grace Lake (Visteon Pond) MI.

  3. Bohemian Waxwing
    2014-11-26 - map
    60 Bohemian Waxwing were observed on 2014-11-26 at rte 442 west of Manisitque MI.

  4. Iceland Gull
    2014-11-24 - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed on 2014-11-24 at Dead River--Mouth (Marquette Co.) MI.

  5. Thayer's Gull
    2014-11-24 - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed on 2014-11-24 at Dead River--Mouth (Marquette Co.) MI.

  6. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2014-11-24 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2014-11-24 at Peshekee Grade MI.

  7. Muscovy Duck
    2014-11-23 - map
    2 Muscovy Duck were observed on 2014-11-23 at Quarterdeck Condiminium MI.

  8. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2014-11-21 - map
    5 Sharp-tailed Grouse were observed on 2014-11-21 at Bound Rd to 12 Mile to s. Kinross MI.

  9. White-winged Crossbill
    2014-11-20 - map
    1 White-winged Crossbill was observed on 2014-11-20 at Bower Court MI.

  10. Long-eared Owl
    2014-11-20 - map
    2 Long-eared Owl were observed on 2014-11-20 at Shiawassee NWR MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Nov 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Nov 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm.

  2. Snowy Owl
    Nov 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Nov 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm.

  3. Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Cackling Goose (Richardson's) were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm.

  4. Snow Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm.

  5. Snowy Owl
    Nov 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at South River Road, just west of DNR point by Wesley Martus on Nov 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  6. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    Nov 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet was observed at Island Park by Brandon Nidiffer on Nov 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm.

  7. Vesper Sparrow
    Nov 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Vesper Sparrow was observed at Sterling SP by Karl Overman on Nov 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm.

  8. White-crowned Sparrow
    Nov 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Sterling SP by Karl Overman on Nov 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm.

  9. Chipping Sparrow
    Nov 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Chipping Sparrow was observed at Wood Duck Bayou by Will Weber on Nov 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  10. Trumpeter Swan
    Nov 26, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Anne Pancella on Nov 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  11. White-throated Sparrow
    Nov 26, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at US-MI-Grand Rapids-1307 Glen Ellyn Dr SE by Laurence Burke on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm.

  12. Cackling Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Thorn Lake by Cory Ross on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm.

  13. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Cory Ross on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm.

  14. Snow Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Cory Ross on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm.

  15. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Robyn Henise on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  16. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Don Henise on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  17. Snow Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Robyn Henise on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  18. Snow Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Don Henise on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm.

  19. Chipping Sparrow
    Nov 26, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Chipping Sparrow was observed at Amaze! (restricted access) by Carl Manning on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  20. Townsend's Solitaire
    Nov 26, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Warren Dunes SP, trails/dunes West of Picnic Shelter by Bradley Anderson on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:55 am.

  21. Snow Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at M-106 Blackman Township by Robyn Henise on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:10 am.

  22. Snow Goose
    Nov 26, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at M-106 Blackman Township by Don Henise on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:10 am.

  23. Rusty Blackbird
    Nov 26, 2014 - Benzie Co. - map
    1 Rusty Blackbird was observed at Freeman Property by Carl Freeman on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  24. Great Egret
    Nov 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Great Egret was observed at North Bay Park/Ford Lake Boardwalk by Brandon Nidiffer on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:50 am.

  25. Chipping Sparrow
    Nov 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Chipping Sparrow was observed at Romeo and Juliet Lakes by Juliet Berger on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:45 am.

  26. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Nov 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Romeo and Juliet Lakes by Juliet Berger on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:45 am.

  27. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Nov 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at North Bay Park/Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:45 am.

  28. Great Egret
    Nov 26, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Great Egret was observed at North Bay Park/Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:45 am.

  29. Snowy Owl
    Nov 26, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at 128th Ave. at Bingham St. by Curtis Dykstra on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:41 am.

  30. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Nov 26, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brad Utrup on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:45 am.

  31. Red-winged Blackbird
    Nov 26, 2014 - Osceola Co. - map
    1 Red-winged Blackbird was observed at Roger Hagerman by Roger Hagerman on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:40 am.

  32. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Nov 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm.

  33. Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
    Nov 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Cackling Goose (Richardson's) were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm.

  34. Snow Goose
    Nov 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm.

  35. White-crowned Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Hemlock Crossing Park by Curtis Dykstra on Nov 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm.

  36. Snow Goose
    Nov 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Mike Sefton on Nov 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm.

  37. Field Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Field Sparrow was observed at Home Yard by Kevin Thomas on Nov 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm.

  38. White-crowned Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Home Yard by Kevin Thomas on Nov 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm.

  39. Carolina Wren
    Nov 25, 2014 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Nov 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm.

  40. White-crowned Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Hemlock Crossing Park by Curtis Dykstra on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm.

  41. Cackling Goose
    Nov 25, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    5 Cackling Goose were observed at Three Oaks Sewage Ponds by Matt Hysell on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  42. Song Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Song Sparrow was observed at Boardman Lake--Logans Landing by Gerri Erickson on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  43. Double-crested Cormorant
    Nov 25, 2014 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Double-crested Cormorant was observed at Reed's Lake by Rob Keys on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm.

  44. Snow Goose
    Nov 25, 2014 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Fish Point SWA by Jim VanAllen on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:15 am.

  45. Snowy Owl
    Nov 25, 2014 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Fish Point SWA by Jim VanAllen on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:15 am.

  46. Rusty Blackbird
    Nov 25, 2014 - Benzie Co. - map
    2 Rusty Blackbird were observed at Freeman Property by Carl Freeman on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  47. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Nov 25, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was observed at Sharon Shorthills Preserve by Brandon Nidiffer on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  48. Field Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    3 Field Sparrow were observed at Algonac SP by Tom Hince on Nov 25, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  49. Swamp Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    4 Swamp Sparrow were observed at Algonac SP by Tom Hince on Nov 25, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  50. Eastern Towhee
    Nov 25, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Eastern Towhee was observed at My Yard by Tom Pavlik on Nov 25, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  51. Eastern Meadowlark
    Nov 25, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Ryan Dziedzic on Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  52. Swamp Sparrow
    Nov 25, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Swamp Sparrow was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Ryan Dziedzic on Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  53. Snow Goose
    Nov 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Snow Goose were observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Eric Domurat on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm.

  54. Trumpeter Swan
    Nov 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Eric Domurat on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm.

  55. Carolina Wren
    Nov 24, 2014 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Nov 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm.

  56. Greater Yellowlegs
    Nov 24, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Greater Yellowlegs was observed at Home farm by Doug Wassink on Nov 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm.

  57. Song Sparrow
    Nov 24, 2014 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Song Sparrow was observed at Boardman Lake--Logans Landing by Gerri Erickson on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

  58. Iceland Gull
    Nov 24, 2014 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Dead River--Mouth (Marquette Co.) by Joanie & Mark Hubinger on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  59. Thayer's Gull
    Nov 24, 2014 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed at Dead River--Mouth (Marquette Co.) by Joanie & Mark Hubinger on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  60. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Nov 24, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Brandon Nidiffer on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  61. Snow Goose
    Nov 24, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    10 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Brandon Nidiffer on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  62. Snow Goose
    Nov 24, 2014 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Whiting Overlook Park by Gerald Ziarno on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm.

  63. Turkey Vulture
    Nov 24, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Turkey Vulture was observed at Washtenaw Co. by Heidi Trudell on Nov 24, 2014 at 11:30 am.

  64. Ruddy Duck
    Nov 24, 2014 - Delta Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Duck was observed at Ludington Park (Sand Pt./Aronson Is.) by Joe Kaplan on Nov 24, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  65. Turkey Vulture
    Nov 24, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Turkey Vulture was observed at Loch Highland by Cathy Theisen on Nov 24, 2014 at 9:45 am.

  66. Snowy Owl
    Nov 24, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Black Lake Boardwalk- East by Jonathan Lautenbach on Nov 24, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  67. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Nov 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brad Utrup on Nov 24, 2014 at 7:50 am.

  68. Cackling Goose
    Nov 24, 2014 - Genesee Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Richfield County Park by Steven Gasser on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  69. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Nov 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Ford Lake -- Cliffs Dr by Cathy Theisen on Nov 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm.

  70. Snow Goose
    Nov 23, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Snow Goose were observed at East B Ave, MSU LTER fields by Diane Garlick on Nov 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  71. Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
    Nov 23, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Cackling Goose (Richardson's) were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm.

  72. Snow Goose
    Nov 23, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    10 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Nov 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm.

  73. Trumpeter Swan
    Nov 23, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Belle Isle by Allen Chartier on Nov 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm.

  74. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Nov 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Nov 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

  75. Gray Catbird
    Nov 23, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Gray Catbird was observed at Heritage Park by Karl Overman on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm.

  76. Red-tailed Hawk (Northern)
    Nov 23, 2014 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 Red-tailed Hawk (Northern) was observed at Verona and I-94 by Gordon Green on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm.

  77. Bonaparte's Gull
    Nov 23, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at US-MI-Brooklyn-14251 Arnold Rd by Ben Lucking on Nov 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm.

  78. Snow Goose
    Nov 23, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    10 Snow Goose were observed at US-MI-Brooklyn-14251 Arnold Rd by Ben Lucking on Nov 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm.

  79. White-throated Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 White-throated Sparrow were observed at Fenner Nature Center by Cory Ross on Nov 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm.

  80. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Nov 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Ford Lake -- Cliffs Dr by Mike Sefton on Nov 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm.

  81. Muscovy Duck
    Nov 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Muscovy Duck were observed at Quarterdeck Condiminium by Andrea Meldrum on Nov 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  82. Cackling Goose
    Nov 23, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    5 Cackling Goose were observed at Three Oaks Sewage Ponds by Diane Garlick on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:55 am.

  83. Trumpeter Swan
    Nov 23, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Beaudette Park by Tom Pavlik on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:50 am.

  84. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Nov 23, 2014 - Mecosta Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Grammy's House by Ashley Armbruster on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:15 am.

  85. Bonaparte's Gull
    Nov 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    35 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at Portage Lake (Washtenaw Co.) by Will Weber on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:05 am.

  86. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Nov 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    44 Brown-headed Cowbird were observed at Little Stream by Greg Links on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  87. Field Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Field Sparrow were observed at Little Stream by Greg Links on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  88. Snowy Owl
    Nov 23, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at 40th/142nd by Ann Pawloski on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  89. Swamp Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 Swamp Sparrow were observed at Little Stream by Greg Links on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  90. Swamp Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    2 Swamp Sparrow were observed at Upper Macatawa Natural Area by Matt Gould on Nov 23, 2014 at 10:50 am.

  91. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Nov 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Huron R. Tubbs Rd to Foster Bridge by Will Weber on Nov 23, 2014 at 10:30 am.

  92. White-crowned Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    3 White-crowned Sparrow were observed at Outdoor Discovery Center by Robert Vanderkamp on Nov 23, 2014 at 9:50 am.

  93. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Nov 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Ford Lake -- Cliffs Dr by Andy Dettling on Nov 23, 2014 at 9:47 am.

  94. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Nov 23, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    15 Brown-headed Cowbird were observed at Legg Rd. by Fred Zilch on Nov 23, 2014 at 8:15 am.

  95. Rusty Blackbird
    Nov 23, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Rusty Blackbird was observed at Legg Rd. by Fred Zilch on Nov 23, 2014 at 8:15 am.

  96. Field Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Field Sparrow was observed at Kensington Metropark (Oakland Co.) by Tom Pavlik on Nov 23, 2014 at 7:59 am.

  97. Cackling Goose
    Nov 23, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    5 Cackling Goose were observed at Three Oaks Sewage Ponds by Andre Moncrieff on Nov 23, 2014 at 7:55 am.

  98. Cackling Goose
    Nov 23, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    5 Cackling Goose were observed at Three Oaks Sewage Ponds by Andrew Theus on Nov 23, 2014 at 7:55 am.

  99. Fox Sparrow
    Nov 23, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Fox Sparrow were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Jeff Kunitzer on Nov 23, 2014 at 7:36 am.

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