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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. Long-eared Owl
    2015-03-01 - map
    1 Long-eared Owl was observed on 2015-03-01 at Home MI.

  2. King Eider
    2015-03-01 - map
    1 King Eider was observed on 2015-03-01 at Port Huron--Desmond Landing MI.

  3. Bohemian Waxwing
    2015-03-01 - map
    200 Bohemian Waxwing were observed on 2015-03-01 at Michigan Technological University campus MI.

  4. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2015-02-28 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2015-02-28 at Muskegon SP--Snug Harbor Marsh MI.

  5. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2015-02-28 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2015-02-28 at Whiting Power Plant MI.

  6. Iceland Gull
    2015-02-28 - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed on 2015-02-28 at Ah Nab Awen Park MI.

  7. Hoary Redpoll
    2015-02-28 - map
    2 Hoary Redpoll were observed on 2015-02-28 at Presque Isle Park--Moosewood Nature Center MI.

  8. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2015-02-28 - map
    11 Sharp-tailed Grouse were observed on 2015-02-28 at Dafter Post Office MI.

  9. Thayer's Gull
    2015-02-21 - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed on 2015-02-21 at Howard B. Dunton Park MI.

  10. White-winged Crossbill
    2015-02-21 - map
    1 White-winged Crossbill was observed on 2015-02-21 at Pickford Area MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Snowy Owl
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at US-MI-Dansville-1501-1999 E Howell Rd by John Lowry on Mar 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm.

  2. Snowy Owl
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Howell Road by Chris Kargel on Mar 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm.

  3. Canvasback
    Mar 2, 2015 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    2 Canvasback were observed at 8th Street Boardman River by Kean Oh on Mar 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm.

  4. Snowy Owl
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at US-MI-Williamston-1940 Dennis Rd by Cory Ross on Mar 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  5. Northern Mockingbird
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Plains Road (700 Block) by Kirby Adams on Mar 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm.

  6. Common Eider
    Mar 2, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Muskegon Lake channel by Marc Miedema on Mar 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm.

  7. Northern Mockingbird
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at 42.5094x-84.3756 - Mar 2, 2015, 3:49 PM by Cory Ross on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm.

  8. Winter Wren
    Mar 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Winter Wren was observed at Forest Nature Area by Norka Saldana on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm.

  9. Snowy Owl
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at US-MI-Williamston-1695-1999 Dennis Rd by Jeff Pavlik on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm.

  10. Snowy Owl
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Dennis Road by Jim Keller on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  11. Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
    Mar 2, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) was observed at Paul Henry Thornapple Trail--Middleville by Jeff Fossmo on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:45 am.

  12. Northern Mockingbird
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Plains Rd. ponds by Thomas Wheeker on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:35 am.

  13. Snowy Owl
    Mar 2, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at US-MI-Williamston-1695-1999 Dennis Rd by Thomas Wheeker on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:13 am.

  14. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 2, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Jefferson and 21 corner by Roger Hagerman on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:10 am.

  15. Song Sparrow
    Mar 2, 2015 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Song Sparrow was observed at Lake Bluff Audubon by Bob Paetschow on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:45 am.

  16. Hoary Redpoll
    Mar 2, 2015 - Lenawee Co. - map
    1 Hoary Redpoll was observed at Owens private residence by Tim Thompson on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:30 am.

  17. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Mar 2, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Brown-headed Cowbird was observed at Bower Court by Tom Hince on Mar 2, 2015 at 8:30 am.

  18. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Mar 2, 2015 - Wayne Co. - map
    10 Black-crowned Night-Heron were observed at Rouge Plant (Dearborn) by Mike O'Leary on Mar 2, 2015 at 8:15 am.

  19. Long-eared Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Long-eared Owl was observed at Home by Maeve Klein on Mar 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

  20. Long-eared Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Long-eared Owl was observed at Home by Douglas Klein on Mar 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

  21. Wood Duck
    Mar 1, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Wood Duck was observed at Dead River--Granite Ave. access by Ashely Adams on Mar 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  22. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 1, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at River Bend Albion by Dale Kennedy on Mar 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm.

  23. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at River Lane by Douglas Klein on Mar 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm.

  24. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Prairie Farm, Sloan Rd. by Jeff Sommer on Mar 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm.

  25. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by Jeff Kunitzer on Mar 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm.

  26. King Eider
    Mar 1, 2015 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 King Eider was observed at Port Huron--Desmond Landing by Scott Jennex on Mar 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  27. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm.

  28. Carolina Wren
    Mar 1, 2015 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm.

  29. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    2 Snowy Owl were observed at Prairie Farm, Alicia Rd. by Jeff Sommer on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm.

  30. Harlequin Duck
    Mar 1, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Ostego Dam Site by Tim Cornish on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  31. Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
    Mar 1, 2015 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) was observed at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary by Shelley Green on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm.

  32. Song Sparrow (Eastern)
    Mar 1, 2015 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Song Sparrow (Eastern) was observed at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary by Shelley Green on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm.

  33. Common Eider
    Mar 1, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Muskegon Lake channel by M. Poort on Mar 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  34. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Bingham St, 124th to 128th by Steve Minard on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm.

  35. Hermit Thrush
    Mar 1, 2015 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Hermit Thrush was observed at jones road bridge by Kevin Thomas on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm.

  36. Tufted Titmouse
    Mar 1, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Tufted Titmouse was observed at Harvey by Gary Palmer on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  37. Tufted Titmouse
    Mar 1, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Tufted Titmouse was observed at Harvey by Skye Haas on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  38. Swamp Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Swamp Sparrow was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Brandon Aho on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  39. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Thornapple River--River Lane by Matt Galbraith on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  40. White-crowned Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Wolverine Country Club Estates by Paul Poronto on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  41. Common Eider
    Mar 1, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Muskegon Lake channel by Rick Brigham on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm.

  42. Northern Mockingbird
    Mar 1, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at US-MI-Mason-801-851 Plains Rd by Jeff Pavlik on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:35 pm.

  43. Common Eider
    Mar 1, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Muskegon Lake channel by Rob Emelander on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm.

  44. Harris's Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Huron County by Holly Vaughn on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm.

  45. Harris's Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Huron County by Jeremy Joswick on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm.

  46. Hoary Redpoll
    Mar 1, 2015 - Mackinac Co. - map
    1 Hoary Redpoll was observed at Pickford general area by Matt Hogan on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  47. Northern Shoveler
    Mar 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Northern Shoveler was observed at Work Yard List Washtenaw by Mike O'Leary on Mar 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  48. Eastern Towhee
    Mar 1, 2015 - Mecosta Co. - map
    1 Eastern Towhee was observed at Canadian Lakes by Hal Raupp on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm.

  49. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at 140th between M-40 and 48th by Tim Cornish on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm.

  50. Harris's Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Harbor Beach (general) by Scott Jennex on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm.

  51. Brown-headed Cowbird
    Mar 1, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Brown-headed Cowbird was observed at Bower Court by Tom Hince on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:44 am.

  52. Harlequin Duck
    Mar 1, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Kalamazoo River--Otsego Dam by Matt Galbraith on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:30 am.

  53. Eastern Towhee
    Mar 1, 2015 - Mecosta Co. - map
    1 Eastern Towhee was observed at Canadian Lakes by Hal Raupp on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:26 am.

  54. Wood Duck
    Mar 1, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Wood Duck was observed at Dead River--Granite Ave. access by Alec Olivier on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:25 am.

  55. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Mar 1, 2015 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Holiday Hills by Ed Kaminski on Mar 1, 2015 at 10:00 am.

  56. Chipping Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Chipping Sparrow was observed at Van Atta by Barbara Hosler on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:30 am.

  57. Snowy Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at 54th between 138th & 136th by Tim Cornish on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:30 am.

  58. Northern Mockingbird
    Mar 1, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Plains Rd by Jim Keller on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:30 am.

  59. Long-eared Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Long-eared Owl was observed at US-MI-Hastings-1-881 Timberwood Dr by Eldon Dodd on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  60. Tufted Titmouse
    Mar 1, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Tufted Titmouse was observed at Home by Abby Reynolds on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:30 am.

  61. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 1, 2015 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Laura Beltran on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:20 am.

  62. Long-eared Owl
    Mar 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Long-eared Owl was observed at Timberwood Drive by Douglas Klein on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:19 am.

  63. White-crowned Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Macomb Co. by Jeremy Joswick on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:15 am.

  64. Swamp Sparrow
    Mar 1, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Swamp Sparrow was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Paul Poronto on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  65. Snowy Owl
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by Clinton S. Boyd on Feb 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm.

  66. Snowy Owl
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport(Air Cargo Dr) by Mark Moerdyk on Feb 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm.

  67. Canvasback
    Feb 28, 2015 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Canvasback was observed at Boardman River by Cory Ross on Feb 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm.

  68. Harlequin Duck
    Feb 28, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Ostego Dam Site by Tim Cornish on Feb 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm.

  69. Trumpeter Swan
    Feb 28, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    5 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Ostego Dam Site by Tim Cornish on Feb 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm.

  70. Canvasback
    Feb 28, 2015 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    2 Canvasback were observed at Boardman Ave. and Eighth, river by Steven Joyner on Feb 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  71. Common Eider
    Feb 28, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Muskegon Lake channel by R Green on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:45 pm.

  72. Harris's Sparrow
    Feb 28, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Roberts Road, Harbor Beach by Jim Hartson on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  73. Iceland Gull
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Ah Nab Awen Park by David Cabrera on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  74. Song Sparrow
    Feb 28, 2015 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Song Sparrow was observed at Chippewa Nature Center by Andrea Haus on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  75. Northern Mockingbird
    Feb 28, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Petersburg SGA by Tom Hince on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm.

  76. Northern Mockingbird
    Feb 28, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Petersburg SGA by Kathi Cavanaugh on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm.

  77. White-crowned Sparrow
    Feb 28, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 White-crowned Sparrow were observed at Petersburg SGA by Kathi Cavanaugh on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm.

  78. White-crowned Sparrow
    Feb 28, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 White-crowned Sparrow were observed at Petersburg SGA by Tom Hince on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm.

  79. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Feb 28, 2015 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Tamarock Lake by Marc North on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm.

  80. Canvasback
    Feb 28, 2015 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    2 Canvasback were observed at Boardman River by Gerri Erickson on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm.

  81. Common Eider
    Feb 28, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Pere Marquette Park by Matt Galbraith on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  82. Rusty Blackbird
    Feb 28, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Rusty Blackbird was observed at Hemlock Crossing Park by Myles McNally on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm.

  83. Rusty Blackbird
    Feb 28, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Rusty Blackbird was observed at Hemlock Crossing Park by Gerald Ziarno on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm.

  84. Rusty Blackbird
    Feb 28, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Rusty Blackbird was observed at Hemlock Crossing Park by R Green on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm.

  85. Northern Mockingbird
    Feb 28, 2015 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Plains Road west of Kelly Road by Pam Rasmussen on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  86. Green-winged Teal
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    2 Green-winged Teal were observed at Al Sabo Preserve by William Walter on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  87. Northern Pintail
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    8 Northern Pintail were observed at Al Sabo Preserve by William Walter on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  88. Common Eider
    Feb 28, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Common Eider was observed at Muskegon Lake channel by Rob Emelander on Feb 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  89. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Beechwood Dr west of Lake Dr by Steve Minard on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm.

  90. Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
    Feb 28, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) was observed at Backyard and Front Yard by Marisa Kronenwetter on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm.

  91. Hoary Redpoll
    Feb 28, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    2 Hoary Redpoll were observed at Presque Isle Park--Moosewood Nature Center by Ashely Adams on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm.

  92. Double-crested Cormorant
    Feb 28, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    3 Double-crested Cormorant were observed at Karn Plant (restricted access), BA by Roger Eriksson on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm.

  93. Red-throated Loon
    Feb 28, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Red-throated Loon was observed at Karn Plant (restricted access), BA by Roger Eriksson on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm.

  94. Song Sparrow
    Feb 28, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    2 Song Sparrow were observed at Karn Plant (restricted access), BA by Roger Eriksson on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm.

  95. Trumpeter Swan
    Feb 28, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    6 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Pigeon Lake boat launch by R Green on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm.

  96. Song Sparrow
    Feb 28, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    2 Song Sparrow were observed at Karn Plant (restricted access) by Joe Soehnel on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

  97. Red-throated Loon
    Feb 28, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Red-throated Loon was observed at Karn Plant (restricted access) by Joe Soehnel on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

  98. Trumpeter Swan
    Feb 28, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    4 Trumpeter Swan were observed at River Lane by Jack Wykoff on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

  99. Eastern Towhee
    Feb 28, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Eastern Towhee was observed at US-MI-Grand Rapids-1000 East Beltline Avenue NortheastMeijer Gardens by David Lautenbach on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm.

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