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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
    2016-05-28 - map
    4 Piping Plover were observed on 2016-05-28 at Sleeping Bear Dunes NL--Sleeping Bear Point MI.

  2. Kirtland's Warbler
    2016-05-28 - map
    4 Kirtland's Warbler were observed on 2016-05-28 at US-Michigan-Grayling-6020 Chase Bridge Rd - 44.601x-84.557 MI.

  3. Golden-winged Warbler
    2016-05-28 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2016-05-28 at Rifle River RA MI.

  4. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    2016-05-28 - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed on 2016-05-28 at Whitefish Point MI.

  5. Henslow's Sparrow
    2016-05-28 - map
    2 Henslow's Sparrow were observed on 2016-05-28 at McGill Rd MI.

  6. Cerulean Warbler
    2016-05-28 - map
    2 Cerulean Warbler were observed on 2016-05-28 at US-MI-Lyndon-18443-18499 N Territorial Rd - 42.3787x-84.0599 MI.

  7. Little Gull
    2016-05-28 - map
    2 Little Gull were observed on 2016-05-28 at Pte. Mouillee SGA MI.

  8. Yellow Rail
    2016-05-27 - map
    1 Yellow Rail was observed on 2016-05-27 at Houghton Lake WRA--Nellsville Rd Boardwalk MI.

  9. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2016-05-27 - map
    1 Sharp-tailed Grouse was observed on 2016-05-27 at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) MI.

  10. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2016-05-27 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2016-05-27 at Vermillion Road--The Slab MI.

  11. Connecticut Warbler
    2016-05-27 - map
    1 Connecticut Warbler was observed on 2016-05-27 at Lake Dubonnet MI.

  12. Spruce Grouse
    2016-05-26 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2016-05-26 at Farm Truck Trail MI.

  13. Bohemian Waxwing
    2016-05-25 - map
    1 Bohemian Waxwing was observed on 2016-05-25 at Sandy Lane MI.

  14. Ruff
    2016-05-24 - map
    1 Ruff was observed on 2016-05-24 at Fish Point SWA MI.

  15. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    map
    6 Northern Saw-whet Owl were observed at Home MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Pine Siskin
    May 29, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Pine Siskin was observed at Roaring Brook Subdivision by Sandra Leffler on May 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm.

  2. Loggerhead Shrike
    May 29, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Loggerhead Shrike was observed at US-MI-Sharon-9550 Meyers Rd by Norka Saldana on May 29, 2016 at 3:55 pm.

  3. Harlequin Duck
    May 29, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Center Lake--5th St. boat launch by Jim VanAllen on May 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm.

  4. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 29, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Whitefish Point by Nathan Martineau on May 29, 2016 at 3:33 pm.

  5. Horned Grebe
    May 29, 2016 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Horned Grebe was observed at Motz County Park by Mary Pratt on May 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm.

  6. Little Gull
    May 29, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Austin Loewen on May 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm.

  7. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Lizzy Kibbey on May 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm.

  8. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Edward De Vries on May 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm.

  9. Henslow's Sparrow
    May 29, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 Henslow's Sparrow was observed at US-MI-Cleveland-7637 N Shimek Rd - 44.8785x-85.8808 by Kean Oh on May 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm.

  10. Summer Tanager
    May 29, 2016 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Summer Tanager was observed at Oakwoods Metropark by Thomas Gass on May 29, 2016 at 11:30 am.

  11. Kentucky Warbler
    May 29, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Kentucky Warbler was observed at Stinchfield Woods by linda ar on May 29, 2016 at 11:19 am.

  12. Little Gull
    May 29, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Lyle Hamilton on May 29, 2016 at 10:30 am.

  13. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 29, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Worm-eating Warbler was observed at Warren Dunes SP by Marie Ostrander on May 29, 2016 at 10:30 am.

  14. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Carl & Judi Manning on May 29, 2016 at 10:19 am.

  15. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Jess sory on May 29, 2016 at 10:19 am.

  16. Prairie Warbler
    May 29, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Prairie Warbler was observed at Hankerd/Lake Rds by Mary Trombley on May 29, 2016 at 10:10 am.

  17. Marbled Godwit
    May 29, 2016 - Tuscola Co. - map
    1 Marbled Godwit was observed at Fish Point SWA by Kim Laskowski on May 29, 2016 at 9:45 am.

  18. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 29, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by Rand Falls on May 29, 2016 at 9:30 am.

  19. Little Gull
    May 29, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Robert Bochenek on May 29, 2016 at 8:46 am.

  20. Snowy Egret
    May 29, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Robert Bochenek on May 29, 2016 at 8:46 am.

  21. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Jamie Krupka on May 29, 2016 at 8:36 am.

  22. Least Bittern
    May 29, 2016 - Mackinac Co. - map
    1 Least Bittern was observed at Cedarville Bay by Bill Buckingham on May 29, 2016 at 8:12 am.

  23. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 29, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler was observed at Yellow-throated Warbler location by Lyle Hamilton on May 29, 2016 at 8:00 am.

  24. Horned Grebe
    May 29, 2016 - Clinton Co. - map
    1 Horned Grebe was observed at Motz County Park by R C Y on May 29, 2016 at 7:30 am.

  25. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Fort Custer Military Training Center by Todd Alfes on May 29, 2016 at 7:30 am.

  26. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Kalamazoo Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Fort Custer Military Training Center by Sandy Roethler on May 29, 2016 at 7:30 am.

  27. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 29, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Rick Brigham on May 29, 2016 at 7:16 am.

  28. Northern Mockingbird
    May 29, 2016 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Lighthouse by Elliot Nelson on May 29, 2016 at 7:10 am.

  29. Pine Siskin
    May 29, 2016 - Benzie Co. - map
    5 Pine Siskin were observed at Sleeping Bear Dunes NL--Otter Creek/Esch Rd. beach area by Kathy Kaczynski on May 29, 2016 at 7:00 am.

  30. Red-bellied Woodpecker
    May 29, 2016 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker was observed at AuTrain Area by Scott Hickman on May 29, 2016 at 6:40 am.

  31. Yellow Rail
    May 29, 2016 - Roscommon Co. - map
    1 Yellow Rail was observed at Houghton Lake WRA--Nellsville Rd Boardwalk by philip odum on May 29, 2016 at 6:32 am.

  32. Spruce Grouse
    May 29, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Spruce Grouse were observed at Farm Truck Trail by Nathan Martineau on May 29, 2016 at 5:59 am.

  33. Lark Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Lark Sparrow was observed at Petersburg SGA by Mary Trombley on May 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm.

  34. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Worm-eating Warbler was observed at Warren Dunes SP by Bly Bylsma on May 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

  35. Eared Grebe
    May 28, 2016 - Houghton Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Lake Linden Sewage Ponds by Ryne Rutherford on May 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm.

  36. Pine Siskin
    May 28, 2016 - Ionia Co. - map
    2 Pine Siskin were observed at home by Terry Clingersmith on May 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

  37. Piping Plover
    May 28, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Pere Marquette Park by Jennifer Reck on May 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

  38. Willet
    May 28, 2016 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at Oscoda Shoreline Park Beach Area by R Green on May 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm.

  39. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 28, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Chace Scholten on May 28, 2016 at 5:20 pm.

  40. Lesser Scaup
    May 28, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Lesser Scaup was observed at Coopersville WTP (restricted access) by Carl & Judi Manning on May 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm.

  41. Ring-necked Pheasant
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Ring-necked Pheasant was observed at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) by Adam Byrne on May 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm.

  42. Eurasian Collared-Dove
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Collared-Dove was observed at US-MI-Three Oaks-11 Beech St W - 41.8038x-86.6117 by Bly Bylsma on May 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm.

  43. White-crowned Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Leelanau SP--North by Holly Vaughn Joswick on May 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm.

  44. White-crowned Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 White-crowned Sparrow was observed at Leelanau SP--North by Jeremy Joswick on May 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm.

  45. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 28, 2016 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at St. James Campground by Darrell Lawson on May 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm.

  46. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by Gail Berner on May 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm.

  47. Gray Jay
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Gray Jay was observed at Whitefish Point by Gail Berner on May 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm.

  48. Forster's Tern
    May 28, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Forster's Tern were observed at Muskegon SP by Henry Griffin on May 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

  49. American Avocet
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Sugar Island Ferry Dock by Marc North on May 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

  50. Piping Plover
    May 28, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Muskegon SP by Henry Griffin on May 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

  51. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at Sugar Island Ferry Dock by Adam Byrne on May 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm.

  52. American Avocet
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at US-MI-Sault Sainte Marie-1418-1570 Riverside Dr - 46.4856x-84.3040 by Adam Byrne on May 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm.

  53. Ring-necked Pheasant
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Ring-necked Pheasant were observed at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) by Marc North on May 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm.

  54. Forster's Tern
    May 28, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Forster's Tern was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Carl & Judi Manning on May 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm.

  55. Trumpeter Swan
    May 28, 2016 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Sportsmen Club Park by Steven Joyner on May 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm.

  56. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet was observed at Three Oaks Sewage Ponds by Lizzy Kibbey on May 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm.

  57. Eurasian Collared-Dove
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Collared-Dove was observed at West Linden St by Lizzy Kibbey on May 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm.

  58. Piping Plover
    May 28, 2016 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 Piping Plover were observed at Muskegon SP by Carl & Judi Manning on May 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm.

  59. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Worm-eating Warbler was observed at Allegan SGA--Swan Creek at 116th Ave by Jeff Stacey on May 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

  60. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Worm-eating Warbler was observed at Allegan SGA--Swan Creek at 116th Ave by Robert Bochenek on May 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

  61. Cattle Egret
    May 28, 2016 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at Bay City SRA by Dan Fox on May 28, 2016 at 11:50 am.

  62. Pine Siskin
    May 28, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Pine Siskin was observed at Mike's yard by Mike Sefton on May 28, 2016 at 11:19 am.

  63. White-crowned Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    2 White-crowned Sparrow were observed at Leelanau SP--North by Jill Henemyer on May 28, 2016 at 11:12 am.

  64. Common Loon
    May 28, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Common Loon was observed at Argo Nature Area by Lowell Zuckerman on May 28, 2016 at 10:45 am.

  65. Trumpeter Swan
    May 28, 2016 - Ionia Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Belding Sewage Lagoons (restricted access) by Terry Clingersmith on May 28, 2016 at 10:30 am.

  66. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 28, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Whitehouse Nature Center by Dale Kennedy on May 28, 2016 at 10:15 am.

  67. Harlequin Duck
    May 28, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Center Lake--5th St. boat launch by Rachel Althouse on May 28, 2016 at 10:05 am.

  68. Harlequin Duck
    May 28, 2016 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Harlequin Duck was observed at Center Lake--5th St. boat launch by Larry Althouse on May 28, 2016 at 10:05 am.

  69. Kentucky Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Kentucky Warbler was observed at Stinchfield Woods by Mary Trombley on May 28, 2016 at 9:45 am.

  70. Kentucky Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Kentucky Warbler was observed at Stinchfield Woods by Scott Jennex on May 28, 2016 at 9:45 am.

  71. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on May 28, 2016 at 9:30 am.

  72. Gray Jay
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Gray Jay was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on May 28, 2016 at 9:30 am.

  73. Little Gull
    May 28, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Little Gull were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by linda ar on May 28, 2016 at 9:17 am.

  74. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    2 Worm-eating Warbler were observed at Warren Dunes SP by Lizzy Kibbey on May 28, 2016 at 9:13 am.

  75. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Worm-eating Warbler was observed at Warren Dunes SP by Marie Ostrander on May 28, 2016 at 8:50 am.

  76. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Worm-eating Warbler was observed at Warren Dunes SP by Mary Jo Canaday on May 28, 2016 at 8:50 am.

  77. Greater Scaup
    May 28, 2016 - Gladwin Co. - map
    1 Greater Scaup was observed at Molasses River Flooding by Karl Overman on May 28, 2016 at 8:38 am.

  78. Clay-colored Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Clay-colored Sparrow were observed at Wetzel SP by Vikki Jones on May 28, 2016 at 8:34 am.

  79. Clay-colored Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Clay-colored Sparrow were observed at Wetzel SP by Clifford Jones on May 28, 2016 at 8:34 am.

  80. Northern Mockingbird
    May 28, 2016 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Presque Isle Park--Presque Isle Bog Walk by Joshua Forrester on May 28, 2016 at 8:24 am.

  81. Eurasian Collared-Dove
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Collared-Dove were observed at US-Michigan-Three Oaks-201 N Elm St - 41.803x-86.611 by Jeff Stacey on May 28, 2016 at 8:11 am.

  82. Eurasian Collared-Dove
    May 28, 2016 - Berrien Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Collared-Dove were observed at US-Michigan-Three Oaks-201 N Elm St - 41.803x-86.611 by Robert Bochenek on May 28, 2016 at 8:11 am.

  83. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 28, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Robert Vanderkamp on May 28, 2016 at 8:00 am.

  84. Yellow-breasted Chat
    May 28, 2016 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat was observed at Van Raalte Farm by Elizabeth Notman on May 28, 2016 at 8:00 am.

  85. Northern Mockingbird
    May 28, 2016 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Presque Isle Park by Alec Olivier on May 28, 2016 at 7:57 am.

  86. Ring-necked Duck
    May 28, 2016 - Calhoun Co. - map
    2 Ring-necked Duck were observed at Fairview Cemetery/Homer Sewage Ponds by Gordon Green on May 28, 2016 at 7:46 am.

  87. Clay-colored Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Clay-colored Sparrow was observed at Wetzel SP by Christophor B. on May 28, 2016 at 7:45 am.

  88. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler was observed at US-MI-Saline-2652 Hartman Rd by Karen Markey on May 28, 2016 at 7:30 am.

  89. Henslow's Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    3 Henslow's Sparrow were observed at Ryant Rd by Ed Kaminski on May 28, 2016 at 7:30 am.

  90. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 28, 2016 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler was observed at US-MI-Saline-2652 Hartman Rd by Deaver Armstrong on May 28, 2016 at 7:30 am.

  91. White-crowned Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    2 White-crowned Sparrow were observed at Leelanau SP--North by Marc Miedema on May 28, 2016 at 7:17 am.

  92. Little Gull
    May 28, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Daniel Toronto on May 28, 2016 at 7:00 am.

  93. Henslow's Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    2 Henslow's Sparrow were observed at US-MI-Cleveland-7637 N Shimek Rd - 44.8777x-85.8797 by Scott Sneed on May 28, 2016 at 7:00 am.

  94. American Avocet
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 American Avocet was observed at Sugar Island Ferry Dock by Joseph Lautenbach on May 28, 2016 at 7:00 am.

  95. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 28, 2016 - Lake Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Big Star Lake north wetlands by Deborah Cooney on May 28, 2016 at 7:00 am.

  96. Little Gull
    May 28, 2016 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Little Gull was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Leah Dodd on May 28, 2016 at 7:00 am.

  97. Henslow's Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 Henslow's Sparrow was observed at Bohemian/Ryant rds farm fields by Kathy Kaczynski on May 28, 2016 at 6:50 am.

  98. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 28, 2016 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by Marc North on May 28, 2016 at 6:30 am.

  99. Horned Grebe
    May 28, 2016 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 Horned Grebe was observed at Homestead to Maritime Museum by Ben Lucking on May 28, 2016 at 6:08 am.

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