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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. Piping Plover
    2014-07-29 - map
    3 Piping Plover were observed on 2014-07-29 at Tawas Point SP MI.

  2. Golden-winged Warbler
    2014-07-29 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2014-07-29 at Port Huron SGA MI.

  3. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2014-07-27 - map
    1 Sharp-tailed Grouse was observed on 2014-07-27 at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) MI.

  4. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2014-07-24 - map
    3 Black-backed Woodpecker were observed on 2014-07-24 at Kingston Lake MI.

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

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

  7. Connecticut Warbler
    2014-07-22 - map
    1 Connecticut Warbler was observed on 2014-07-22 at Leelanau SP--North MI.

  8. 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.



Notable Birds

  1. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 29, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Kalamazoo River Valley Trail by Karen E. Brown on Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  2. Black-bellied Plover
    Jul 29, 2014 - Alpena Co. - map
    2 Black-bellied Plover were observed at Isaacson Bay by Dana Howard on Jul 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  3. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 29, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Osprey Nest by Warren Whaley on Jul 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm.

  4. Cattle Egret
    Jul 29, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    7 Cattle Egret were observed at US-MI-Bay City-57-143 Bay Shore Dr by Valerie Trabucchi on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm.

  5. Cattle Egret
    Jul 29, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    7 Cattle Egret were observed at US-MI-Bay City-57-143 Bay Shore Dr by Ryan Dziedzic on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm.

  6. American Wigeon
    Jul 29, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    2 American Wigeon were observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Roger Eriksson on Jul 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm.

  7. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 29, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Mayors Riverfront Park by Zachary Frieben on Jul 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm.

  8. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 29, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Mayors Riverfront Park by Angie Frieben on Jul 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm.

  9. Common Merganser
    Jul 29, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Common Merganser were observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Jul 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  10. Northern Waterthrush
    Jul 29, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Northern Waterthrush was observed at WSRA Bog Trail by Dan Sparks-Jackson on Jul 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  11. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Jul 29, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    8 Yellow-headed Blackbird were observed at Nayanquing Point SWA--south pond by Valerie Trabucchi on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:46 am.

  12. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Jul 29, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    8 Yellow-headed Blackbird were observed at Nayanquing Point SWA--south pond by Ryan Dziedzic on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:46 am.

  13. Golden-winged Warbler
    Jul 29, 2014 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed at Port Huron SGA by Randall Kling on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:15 am.

  14. Bonaparte's Gull
    Jul 29, 2014 - Montcalm Co. - map
    3 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at Crystal Sewer ponds by Linda Simons on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  15. Common Gallinule
    Jul 29, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Common Gallinule was observed at Ionia SRA--Old Hartwell wetlands by Kevin Thomas on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  16. Trumpeter Swan
    Jul 29, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Ionia SRA--Old Hartwell wetlands by Kevin Thomas on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  17. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 29, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    3 Northern Bobwhite were observed at Highland SRA by Gerald Sniderman on Jul 29, 2014 at 7:18 am.

  18. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 29, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    3 Northern Bobwhite were observed at Highland SRA by Mike Mencotti on Jul 29, 2014 at 7:18 am.

  19. Prothonotary Warbler
    Jul 29, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Prothonotary Warbler was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Rc Y on Jul 29, 2014 at 6:30 am.

  20. Chuck-will's-widow
    Jul 28, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Chuck-will's-widow was observed at Fishville Rd Parking Lot (CWWI spot) by Matty and Benjamin Hack on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm.

  21. Chuck-will's-widow
    Jul 28, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Chuck-will's-widow was observed at Fishville Rd Parking Lot (CWWI spot) by Sarah Toner on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm.

  22. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 28, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Mayors' Riverfront Park by Todd Alfes on Jul 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  23. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 28, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Kalamazoo, 2077-2189 King Highway by Jennifer Metz Brenneman on Jul 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm.

  24. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 28, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    3 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, N of King Hwy. by Diane Garlick on Jul 28, 2014 at 6:25 pm.

  25. Black-bellied Plover
    Jul 28, 2014 - Alpena Co. - map
    3 Black-bellied Plover were observed at Isaacson Bay by Dana Howard on Jul 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm.

  26. Black-bellied Plover
    Jul 28, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Black-bellied Plover was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Bruce Cohen on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  27. Bonaparte's Gull
    Jul 28, 2014 - Gratiot Co. - map
    14 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Bruce Cohen on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  28. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 28, 2014 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at KRVT from Mills to King Highway by Anne Pancella on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  29. Canvasback
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Canvasback were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  30. Black-bellied Plover
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Black-bellied Plover were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  31. Black-bellied Plover
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Black-bellied Plover were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  32. American White Pelican
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    43 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  33. American White Pelican
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    43 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  34. American Avocet
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 American Avocet were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  35. American Avocet
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 American Avocet were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  36. Canvasback
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Canvasback were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  37. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  38. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  39. Ruddy Turnstone
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Turnstone was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  40. Ruddy Turnstone
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Turnstone was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  41. Redhead
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    35 Redhead were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  42. Redhead
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    35 Redhead were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  43. Common Goldeneye
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Common Goldeneye was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  44. Common Goldeneye
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Common Goldeneye was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by James Fox on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:41 am.

  45. Common Raven
    Jul 28, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Raven was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System--Headquarters by Ben Cvengros on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:35 am.

  46. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    6 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kim Leedom on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  47. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 28, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Patterson Rd. Cattle Ponds (Barry Co.) by Matt Galbraith on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  48. Redhead
    Jul 28, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Redhead were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Kevin Vande Vusse on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  49. American Avocet
    Jul 28, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 American Avocet were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kim Leedom on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:00 am.

  50. Ruddy Duck
    Jul 28, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Duck was observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds by Myles McNally on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  51. American White Pelican
    Jul 28, 2014 - Bay Co. - map
    1 American White Pelican was observed at Nayanquing Point SWA by Anne Birkam on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:01 am.

  52. Trumpeter Swan
    Jul 28, 2014 - Calhoun Co. - map
    7 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary--Meadow and Marshland Trail by Rachelle R. on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  53. Common Merganser (North American)
    Jul 27, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    4 Common Merganser (North American) were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by becky kuhn on Jul 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm.

  54. Bonaparte's Gull
    Jul 27, 2014 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Bonaparte's Gull was observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds by Kevin Thomas on Jul 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm.

  55. Red-shouldered Hawk
    Jul 27, 2014 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 Red-shouldered Hawk was observed at Riverside Park by Daniel Toronto on Jul 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm.

  56. Common Raven
    Jul 27, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    3 Common Raven were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Caleb Putnam on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:53 am.

  57. Common Raven
    Jul 27, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    3 Common Raven were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Julie Pedreros on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:53 am.

  58. Redhead
    Jul 27, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    9 Redhead were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Caleb Putnam on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:53 am.

  59. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    Jul 27, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Sharp-tailed Grouse was observed at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) by Charles Thompson on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  60. American Avocet
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Point Mouillee, Monroe County by Cathy Carroll on Jul 27, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  61. American White Pelican
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    16 American White Pelican were observed at Point Mouillee, Monroe County by Cathy Carroll on Jul 27, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  62. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Point Mouillee, Monroe County by Cathy Carroll on Jul 27, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  63. Redhead
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Redhead were observed at Point Mouillee, Monroe County by Cathy Carroll on Jul 27, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  64. Canvasback
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Canvasback was observed at Point Mouillee, Monroe County by Cathy Carroll on Jul 27, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  65. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 27, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Allegan SGA--Wetland at 59th St and 118th Ave by Darrell Lawson on Jul 27, 2014 at 7:19 am.

  66. American Avocet
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Nate Spala on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:10 am.

  67. Redhead
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    25 Redhead were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Nate Spala on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:10 am.

  68. Canvasback
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Canvasback was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Nate Spala on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:10 am.

  69. American White Pelican
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    American White Pelican was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Nate Spala on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:10 am.

  70. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 27, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Nate Spala on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:10 am.

  71. Redhead
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    3 Redhead were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System--Grassy Cells by Darrell Lawson on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm.

  72. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 26, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    2 Northern Bobwhite were observed at Highland Township, 1630 East Livingston Road by Patrick Jakel on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm.

  73. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 26, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at 59th Street South of 118th by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  74. Yellow-breasted Chat
    Jul 26, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at 59th Street South of 118th by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  75. Willet
    Jul 26, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at Ludington South Breakwall by Darrell Lawson on Jul 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm.

  76. Black-throated Green Warbler
    Jul 26, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    5 Black-throated Green Warbler were observed at Saugatuck Dunes SP by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm.

  77. American Avocet
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Patrick Hogan on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  78. American White Pelican
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    53 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Patrick Hogan on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  79. Tricolored Heron
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Tricolored Heron was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Patrick Hogan on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

  80. Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Black-throated Blue Warbler were observed at P. J. Hoffmaster SP (Muskegon Co.) by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  81. Black-throated Green Warbler
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    4 Black-throated Green Warbler were observed at P. J. Hoffmaster SP (Muskegon Co.) by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  82. American White Pelican
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    50 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kirby Adams on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:22 am.

  83. American Avocet
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kirby Adams on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:22 am.

  84. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kirby Adams on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:22 am.

  85. Northern Bobwhite
    Jul 26, 2014 - Oakland Co. - map
    3 Northern Bobwhite were observed at Highland SRA by Bill Niemczyk on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.

  86. Black-throated Green Warbler
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Black-throated Green Warbler were observed at Beechmont by Aaron Kortenhoven on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:31 am.

  87. American Avocet
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by John Munro on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  88. American White Pelican
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    74 American White Pelican were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by John Munro on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  89. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 26, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Wilson's Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by John Munro on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  90. American Wigeon
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 American Wigeon were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System--East Lagoon and Landfill by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:15 am.

  91. Common Raven
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    3 Common Raven were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System--East Lagoon and Landfill by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:15 am.

  92. Cerulean Warbler
    Jul 26, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Cerulean Warbler was observed at 42nd St., Lake Allegan by Jason Guinn on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  93. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 26, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Patterson Rd. Cattle Ponds (Barry Co.) by Joshua Haas on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:17 am.

  94. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 26, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Patterson Rd. Cattle Ponds (Barry Co.) by Anne Klein on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:17 am.

  95. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 26, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Patterson Rd. Cattle Ponds (Barry Co.) by Eldon Dodd on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:17 am.

  96. Wilson's Phalarope
    Jul 26, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Patterson Rd. Cattle Ponds (Barry Co.) by Jack Wykoff on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:17 am.

  97. Black-bellied Plover
    Jul 26, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Black-bellied Plover was observed at West lagoon and aerator cells by Phil Vreeman on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:30 am.

  98. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Jul 26, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Ferguson Bayou Trail by Steven Gasser on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  99. Chuck-will's-widow
    Jul 25, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Chuck-will's-widow was observed at CWWI Stakeout (Sharonville SGA, Fishville N of Easudes) by Zachary DeBruine on Jul 25, 2014 at 8:55 pm.

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