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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
    2015-03-26 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2015-03-26 at State Road and 72nd MI.

  2. Bohemian Waxwing
    2015-03-26 - map
    8 Bohemian Waxwing were observed on 2015-03-26 at US-MI-Chassell-45025 US-41 MI.

  3. Iceland Gull
    2015-03-26 - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed on 2015-03-26 at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) MI.

  4. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2015-03-26 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2015-03-26 at Weko Beach MI.

  5. Northern Hawk Owl
    2015-03-25 - map
    1 Northern Hawk Owl was observed on 2015-03-25 at Sturgeon River Sloughs WA (North Unit) MI.

  6. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2015-03-24 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2015-03-24 at Cheboygan MI.

  7. Thayer's Gull
    2015-03-24 - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed on 2015-03-24 at Crosswinds Marsh MI.

  8. Slaty-backed Gull
    2015-03-23 - map
    1 Slaty-backed Gull was observed on 2015-03-23 at Founder's Landing MI.

  9. Hoary Redpoll
    2015-03-22 - map
    1 Hoary Redpoll was observed on 2015-03-22 at Roth-Haskell Residence MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Snowy Owl
    Mar 26, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at State Road and 72nd by Lisa Casler on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:15 pm.

  2. Iceland Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Rob Emelander on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

  3. Iceland Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Curtis Dykstra on Mar 26, 2015 at 5:49 pm.

  4. Surf Scoter
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Jeff Fossmo on Mar 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  5. Great Black-backed Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Thornapple Lake by Matt Galbraith on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  6. White-winged Scoter
    Mar 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 White-winged Scoter was observed at Thornapple Lake by Matt Galbraith on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  7. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Lincoln Lake by Aaron Kortenhoven on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  8. Snow Goose
    Mar 26, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    3 Snow Goose were observed at Bay Port Fishing Access by Monica Essenmacher on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm.

  9. Great Black-backed Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Thornapple Lake by Anne Klein on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm.

  10. White-winged Scoter
    Mar 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 White-winged Scoter was observed at Thornapple Lake by Anne Klein on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm.

  11. Carolina Wren
    Mar 26, 2015 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm.

  12. Snowy Owl
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at Gerald R. Ford Airport (Kraft Ave Access) by Caleb Putnam on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm.

  13. Great Black-backed Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Thornapple Lake by Douglas Klein on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm.

  14. White-winged Scoter
    Mar 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 White-winged Scoter was observed at Thornapple Lake by Douglas Klein on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm.

  15. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Mar 26, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at 3088 Port Austin Road by Monica Essenmacher on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm.

  16. Golden Eagle
    Mar 26, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Myles McNally on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  17. Harris's Sparrow
    Mar 26, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Harbor Beach (general) by Karl Overman on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:10 am.

  18. Harris's Sparrow
    Mar 26, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Harris's Sparrow was observed at Harbor Beach (general) by Darlene Friedman on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:10 am.

  19. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve by Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve on Mar 26, 2015 at 10:30 am.

  20. Red-tailed Hawk (Western)
    Mar 26, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Red-tailed Hawk (Western) was observed at Haight Rd. by Fred Zilch on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:15 am.

  21. Great Black-backed Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Zachary DeBruine on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:05 am.

  22. Iceland Gull
    Mar 26, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Marquette by Skye Haas on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:00 am.

  23. Northern Hawk Owl
    Mar 25, 2015 - Houghton Co. - map
    1 Northern Hawk Owl was observed at Sturgeon River Sloughs WA (North Unit) by Drew Meyer on Mar 25, 2015 at 8:20 pm.

  24. Northern Hawk Owl
    Mar 25, 2015 - Houghton Co. - map
    1 Northern Hawk Owl was observed at Sturgeon River Sloughs WA (North Unit) by Bill Thomas on Mar 25, 2015 at 8:15 pm.

  25. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 25, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    10 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at 42.1980x-83.9141 - Mar 25, 2015, 6:58 PM by Deaver Armstrong on Mar 25, 2015 at 6:58 pm.

  26. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 25, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    12 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at 42.2029x-83.9143 - Mar 25, 2015, 6:55 PM by John Lowry on Mar 25, 2015 at 6:55 pm.

  27. Great Black-backed Gull
    Mar 25, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Rob Emelander on Mar 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

  28. Great Black-backed Gull
    Mar 25, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Byron Lake (SW of 68th & Burlingame) by Susan Emelander on Mar 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

  29. Brewer's Blackbird
    Mar 25, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Brewer's Blackbird was observed at 3088 Port Austin Road by Monica Essenmacher on Mar 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm.

  30. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 25, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Thornapple Lake Public Access Site by Jack Wykoff on Mar 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm.

  31. Surf Scoter
    Mar 25, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Seth Caldwell on Mar 25, 2015 at 4:15 pm.

  32. Snowy Owl
    Mar 25, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    2 Snowy Owl were observed at Arthur between 68th and 76th by Lisa Casler on Mar 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  33. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 25, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    5 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Steinbach/E. Pleasant Lake by Selena Creed on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm.

  34. Snow Goose
    Mar 25, 2015 - Lapeer Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Woodlawn Cemetary by Lee Western on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  35. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 25, 2015 - Gladwin Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Mangus Road, Wixom Lake by Linda Scribner on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm.

  36. Iceland Gull
    Mar 25, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Scott Hutchings on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:25 am.

  37. Surf Scoter
    Mar 25, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Home by Dick Donker on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  38. House Wren
    Mar 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 House Wren was observed at Little Stream by Greg Links on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  39. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    7 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at US-MI-Manchester-5601-5999 Steinbach Rd by Kathy Hofer on Mar 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm.

  40. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    7 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at US-MI-Manchester-5601-5999 Steinbach Rd by Curt Hofer on Mar 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm.

  41. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    5 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Freedom Township, Steinbach Rd @ Textile Rd by Joe Prochaska on Mar 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm.

  42. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Susan Emelander on Mar 24, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

  43. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Rob Emelander on Mar 24, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

  44. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by David Cabrera on Mar 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

  45. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 24, 2015 - Genesee Co. - map
    5 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Mott Lake (Genesee Co.) by Thomas Baumgart on Mar 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

  46. Cackling Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Midland Co. - map
    2 Cackling Goose were observed at Whiting Overlook Park by Matt Hogan on Mar 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

  47. White-throated Sparrow
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 White-throated Sparrow was observed at Huff Park by Seth Caldwell on Mar 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  48. Long-tailed Duck
    Mar 24, 2015 - Midland Co. - map
    1 Long-tailed Duck was observed at Sanford Lake (Sanford Lake Marina) by Ryan Dziedzic on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm.

  49. Golden Eagle
    Mar 24, 2015 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Ryant Rd & CR669 by Kathy Kaczynski on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm.

  50. Carolina Wren
    Mar 24, 2015 - Ogemaw Co. - map
    1 Carolina Wren was observed at Rifle River Trail by Al Turner on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm.

  51. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Norm Zylstra on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm.

  52. Golden Eagle
    Mar 24, 2015 - Emmet Co. - map
    2 Golden Eagle were observed at Gravel driveway to Gravel pit - Hawk Watch site by M ..... O l i v i e r on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  53. Snow Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at US-MI-Dundee-4966-5382 Wilcox Rd by Paul Pratt on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  54. Snow Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at US-MI-Dundee-4966-5382 Wilcox Rd by Tom Hince on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  55. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Gladwin Co. - map
    7 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Wixom Lake - Magnus Rd by Al Turner on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm.

  56. Golden Eagle
    Mar 24, 2015 - Benzie Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Fowler Road by Greg Miller on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  57. Golden Eagle
    Mar 24, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Dave Slager on Mar 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm.

  58. Iceland Gull
    Mar 24, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Dave Slager on Mar 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm.

  59. Cackling Goose
    Mar 24, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at weidman pond by Roger Hammer on Mar 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  60. Ruddy Duck
    Mar 24, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Duck was observed at Lake Isabella by Roger Hammer on Mar 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  61. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Bob Tarte on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:35 am.

  62. Thayer's Gull
    Mar 24, 2015 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed at Crosswinds Marsh by Paul Pratt on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:30 am.

  63. Thayer's Gull
    Mar 24, 2015 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed at Crosswinds Marsh by Tom Hince on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:30 am.

  64. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Carol VanOeveren on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:10 am.

  65. Golden Eagle
    Mar 24, 2015 - Emmet Co. - map
    3 Golden Eagle were observed at Mackinaw City Rec. Center - Spring Raptor Watch sight by M ..... O l i v i e r on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:40 am.

  66. Hairy Woodpecker
    Mar 24, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Hairy Woodpecker was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Paul Pratt on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:25 am.

  67. Hairy Woodpecker
    Mar 24, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Hairy Woodpecker was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Tom Hince on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:25 am.

  68. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Aaron Kortenhoven on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:45 am.

  69. Peregrine Falcon (Tundra)
    Mar 24, 2015 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Peregrine Falcon (Tundra) was observed at Our Yard by Steven Joyner on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:40 am.

  70. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Home by Dick Donker on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:20 am.

  71. Surf Scoter
    Mar 24, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Surf Scoter were observed at Leslie E. Tassell Park by Rob Emelander on Mar 24, 2015 at 7:40 am.

  72. Snowy Owl
    Mar 23, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    2 Snowy Owl were observed at Arthur between 68th and 76th by Lisa Casler on Mar 23, 2015 at 7:15 pm.

  73. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    4 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at US-MI-Manchester-5500-5998 Steinbach Rd by Tim Gacioch on Mar 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm.

  74. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    9 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Steinbach at Pleasant Lake by Sandra Bouma on Mar 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

  75. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    9 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at US-MI-Manchester-5601-5999 Steinbach Rd by Brandon Nidiffer on Mar 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm.

  76. Slaty-backed Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Slaty-backed Gull was observed at Founder's Landing by Ashely Adams on Mar 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm.

  77. Slaty-backed Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Slaty-backed Gull was observed at Founder's Landing by Joshua Forrester on Mar 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm.

  78. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 23, 2015 - Genesee Co. - map
    4 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Mott Lake (Genesee Co.) by Karl Overman on Mar 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  79. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 23, 2015 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by R Green on Mar 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm.

  80. Trumpeter Swan
    Mar 23, 2015 - Shiawassee Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Manitou Lake by Karl Overman on Mar 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm.

  81. Iceland Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed at Marquette by Skye Haas on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  82. Slaty-backed Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Slaty-backed Gull was observed at Marquette by Skye Haas on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  83. Slaty-backed Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Slaty-backed Gull was observed at Marquette by Gary Palmer on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  84. California Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at North end Anchor Bay by Tom Hince on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm.

  85. Golden Eagle
    Mar 23, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Golden Eagle was observed at Cooke Dam by Wayne Shawl on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm.

  86. Cackling Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Weidman Millpond by Scott Jennex on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm.

  87. California Gull
    Mar 23, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at Ruedisale Point Park by Tom Hince on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm.

  88. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Weidman Millpond by Scott Jennex on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm.

  89. Ruddy Duck
    Mar 23, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    1 Ruddy Duck was observed at Lake Isabella (Baja Park) by Ryan Dziedzic on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm.

  90. Peregrine Falcon
    Mar 23, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Peregrine Falcon was observed at Southfield-2000 Town Center by Ray Stocking on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm.

  91. Snow Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Clare Co. - map
    2 Snow Goose were observed at Shamrock Park by Scott Jennex on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm.

  92. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Gladwin Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Wixom Lake by Gerald Ziarno on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm.

  93. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    7 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Weidman Millpond by Ryan Dziedzic on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  94. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Gladwin Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Wixom Lake (Mangus Road) by Scott Jennex on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:44 am.

  95. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    7 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Steinbach Rd by Very Oldsquaw on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:40 am.

  96. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Mar 23, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Pine Straw Plantation by Glenn McCray on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:00 am.

  97. Snowy Owl
    Mar 23, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at State and 72nd field by Chip Francke on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:00 am.

  98. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Isabella Co. - map
    2 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Weidman Millpond by Myles McNally on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:30 am.

  99. Cackling Goose
    Mar 23, 2015 - Midland Co. - map
    4 Cackling Goose were observed at Whiting Overlook Park by Scott Jennex on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:10 am.

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