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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
    2015-08-03 - map
    4 Piping Plover were observed on 2015-08-03 at Muskegon SP MI.

  2. Henslow's Sparrow
    2015-08-01 - map
    4 Henslow's Sparrow were observed on 2015-08-01 at Sharonville SGA (Washtenaw Co.) MI.

  3. Kirtland's Warbler
    2015-08-01 - map
    4 Kirtland's Warbler were observed on 2015-08-01 at Grayling SF--M-72 at S. Staley Lake Rd. MI.

  4. Ruff
    2015-07-31 - map
    1 Ruff was observed on 2015-07-31 at Pte. Mouillee SGA MI.

  5. Golden-winged Warbler
    2015-07-28 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2015-07-28 at Alger Co.- Sand Lake area MI.

  6. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2015-07-28 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2015-07-28 at Whitefish Point MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Gadwall
    Aug 4, 2015 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Gadwall was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Thomas Wheeker on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm.

  2. Stilt Sandpiper
    Aug 4, 2015 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Thomas Wheeker on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm.

  3. Stilt Sandpiper
    Aug 4, 2015 - Gratiot Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Myles McNally on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:37 am.

  4. Magnolia Warbler
    Aug 4, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Magnolia Warbler was observed at Tawas Point SP by Al Turner on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:30 am.

  5. Tennessee Warbler
    Aug 4, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Tennessee Warbler was observed at Tawas Point SP by Zak Pohlen on Aug 4, 2015 at 9:15 am.

  6. Common Merganser
    Aug 4, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Holland SP by Carl Manning on Aug 4, 2015 at 8:22 am.

  7. Hooded Warbler
    Aug 4, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Hooded Warbler was observed at Kensington Metropark (Oakland Co.) by Mike Mencotti on Aug 4, 2015 at 8:10 am.

  8. Tricolored Heron
    Aug 4, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Tricolored Heron was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andy Dettling BGBY on Aug 4, 2015 at 7:00 am.

  9. Tricolored Heron
    Aug 4, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Tricolored Heron was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by david boon on Aug 4, 2015 at 6:15 am.

  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    Aug 3, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Sharp-shinned Hawk was observed at Wood Duck Bayou by Will Weber on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:30 pm.

  11. Baird's Sandpiper
    Aug 3, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Baird's Sandpiper was observed at Burmeister Road by Very Oldsquaw on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm.

  12. Piping Plover
    Aug 3, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    4 Piping Plover were observed at Muskegon SP by Ed Wransky on Aug 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm.

  13. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
    Aug 3, 2015 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was observed at Dahlem Center by Cody Porter on Aug 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm.

  14. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 3, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Very Oldsquaw on Aug 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  15. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Aug 3, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper was observed at Kawkawlin Twp Wetland - Private Property by Myles McNally on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  16. Black Tern
    Aug 3, 2015 - Mackinac Co. - map
    1 Black Tern was observed at marquette island by sally obyrne on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  17. Broad-winged Hawk
    Aug 3, 2015 - Livingston Co. - map
    1 Broad-winged Hawk was observed at Gregory SGA by Bob Bethune on Aug 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm.

  18. Gadwall
    Aug 3, 2015 - Gratiot Co. - map
    2 Gadwall were observed at Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.) by Greg Smith on Aug 3, 2015 at 11:30 am.

  19. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 3, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at 23 Mile Rd. north of R-Drive N by R Green on Aug 3, 2015 at 10:59 am.

  20. Stilt Sandpiper
    Aug 3, 2015 - Schoolcraft Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Seney NWR--M-2 Pool by Nathan Martineau on Aug 3, 2015 at 10:28 am.

  21. Forster's Tern
    Aug 3, 2015 - Jackson Co. - map
    7 Forster's Tern were observed at Thorn Lake by David Parsons on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:25 am.

  22. Peregrine Falcon
    Aug 3, 2015 - Jackson Co. - map
    1 Peregrine Falcon was observed at Downtown Jackson by R Green on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:14 am.

  23. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 3, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at 23 Mile Road north of R Drive N by Greg Smith on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  24. Great Black-backed Gull
    Aug 3, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Kalamazoo River mouth by Rick Brigham on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:52 am.

  25. Great Black-backed Gull
    Aug 3, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Kalamazoo River mouth by Heather Nagy on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:52 am.

  26. Purple Finch
    Aug 3, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Purple Finch were observed at Rush Lake by Monica Essenmacher on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:46 am.

  27. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 3, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Dan Sparks-Jackson on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:35 am.

  28. Common Merganser
    Aug 3, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Holland SP by Carl Manning on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:24 am.

  29. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 3, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Washtenaw Co. Sharon Mill Co. Park north, Sharon Sec. 29 SE by Richard Wolinski on Aug 3, 2015 at 7:15 am.

  30. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Aug 2, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper was observed at Lower Harbor Breakwall by Alec Olivier on Aug 2, 2015 at 7:25 pm.

  31. Forster's Tern
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    3 Forster's Tern were observed at North Bay Park/Ford Lake Boardwalk by Andrew Pawuk on Aug 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm.

  32. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Lee-20995–21549 23 Mile Rd - 42.3852x-84.8493 by Daniel Toronto on Aug 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

  33. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Lee-20995–21549 23 Mile Rd - 42.3852x-84.8493 by Leah Dodd on Aug 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

  34. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Very Oldsquaw on Aug 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

  35. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Lee-20995–21549 23 Mile Rd - 42.3850x-84.8493 by Myles McNally on Aug 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm.

  36. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Aug 2, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper was observed at Lower Harbor Breakwall by Joshua Forrester on Aug 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm.

  37. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at R DR N and 23 mile by Gordon Green on Aug 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm.

  38. Rusty Blackbird
    Aug 2, 2015 - Benzie Co. - map
    2 Rusty Blackbird were observed at Beulah/Cold Creek by Gerri Erickson on Aug 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  39. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park Grassland Area by R Green on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm.

  40. Cattle Egret
    Aug 2, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    5 Cattle Egret were observed at Bay City SRA by Michael Wendel on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm.

  41. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Lee-20995–21549 23 Mile Rd - 42.3842x-84.8492 by Jeff Pavlik on Aug 2, 2015 at 11:20 am.

  42. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Hollow Park by t palgut on Aug 2, 2015 at 11:00 am.

  43. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Aug 2, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    7 Buff-breasted Sandpiper were observed at Bay - Kawkawlin Twp Wetland (Private Property) by Joe Soehnel (SBA Only) on Aug 2, 2015 at 11:00 am.

  44. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Larry Urbanski on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:45 am.

  45. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 2, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Lee-21000–21444 23 Mile Rd - 42.3844x-84.8492 by Thomas Wheeker on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:33 am.

  46. King Rail
    Aug 2, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 King Rail was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Kirby Adams on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00 am.

  47. King Rail
    Aug 2, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 King Rail was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Cody Porter on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00 am.

  48. Louisiana Waterthrush
    Aug 2, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Louisiana Waterthrush was observed at Heritage Park by Mike Mencotti on Aug 2, 2015 at 9:07 am.

  49. Prairie Warbler
    Aug 2, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Prairie Warbler was observed at Tawas Point SP by Roger Eriksson on Aug 2, 2015 at 9:02 am.

  50. Trumpeter Swan
    Aug 2, 2015 - Mecosta Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Jehnsen Lake by Ray VanVelsen on Aug 2, 2015 at 8:42 am.

  51. Trumpeter Swan
    Aug 2, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Kensington Metropark (Oakland Co.) by Jim Law on Aug 2, 2015 at 8:38 am.

  52. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Andrew Pawuk on Aug 2, 2015 at 7:55 am.

  53. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 2, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Dan Fox on Aug 2, 2015 at 7:30 am.

  54. Bonaparte's Gull
    Aug 2, 2015 - Alger Co. - map
    2 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at Au Train--Beach by Scott Hickman on Aug 2, 2015 at 6:47 am.

  55. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 1, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Lee-21000–21444 23 Mile Rd - 42.3845x-84.8492 by Mike Cook on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

  56. Tennessee Warbler
    Aug 1, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Tennessee Warbler was observed at Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve by Neil Gilbert on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

  57. Tennessee Warbler
    Aug 1, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    1 Tennessee Warbler was observed at Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve by Leanna DeJong on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

  58. Trumpeter Swan
    Aug 1, 2015 - Van Buren Co. - map
    4 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by R Green on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm.

  59. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Steve Minard on Aug 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  60. Bonaparte's Gull
    Aug 1, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    5 Bonaparte's Gull were observed at Gun Lake by Chace Scholten on Aug 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  61. Blue-winged Warbler
    Aug 1, 2015 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Blue-winged Warbler was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Jeff Fossmo on Aug 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  62. Red-shouldered Hawk
    Aug 1, 2015 - Oakland Co. - map
    1 Red-shouldered Hawk was observed at Randall Home by Jeff Stacey on Aug 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  63. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 1, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at 23 mi rd, n of R Dr N by Dale Kennedy on Aug 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm.

  64. Blue-headed Vireo
    Aug 1, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Blue-headed Vireo was observed at Amaze! (restricted access) by Carl Manning on Aug 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm.

  65. Piping Plover
    Aug 1, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Piping Plover was observed at Tiscornia Park by Marie Ostrander on Aug 1, 2015 at 11:30 am.

  66. American Golden-Plover
    Aug 1, 2015 - Calhoun Co. - map
    1 American Golden-Plover was observed at US-MI-Marshall-21000-21516 23 Mile Rd by Gordon Green on Aug 1, 2015 at 10:00 am.

  67. Cape May Warbler
    Aug 1, 2015 - Emmet Co. - map
    1 Cape May Warbler was observed at Wilderness SP--Waugoshance Point by Lisa Hoyt on Aug 1, 2015 at 9:26 am.

  68. Cape May Warbler
    Aug 1, 2015 - Emmet Co. - map
    1 Cape May Warbler was observed at Wilderness SP--Waugoshance Point by Darrell Lawson on Aug 1, 2015 at 9:26 am.

  69. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at US-MI-Sharon-16521–16525 Easudes Rd - 42.1822x-84.0968 by Jeff Pavlik on Aug 1, 2015 at 9:01 am.

  70. Cattle Egret
    Aug 1, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    3 Cattle Egret were observed at Bay City SRA by Larry Urbanski on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:45 am.

  71. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Sandra Bouma on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:20 am.

  72. Common Merganser
    Aug 1, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Holland SP by Carl Manning on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:17 am.

  73. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Jeff Stacey on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  74. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at US-MI-Sharon-5100–5198 Sharon Hollow Rd - 42.1826x-84.0937 by Deaver Armstrong on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:43 am.

  75. Blue Grosbeak
    Aug 1, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Tom Pavlik on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:37 am.

  76. Common Merganser
    Aug 1, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    2 Common Merganser were observed at New Buffalo Harbor by Matt Hysell on Aug 1, 2015 at 6:45 am.

  77. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Jul 31, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper were observed at Marquette--Lower Harbor by Skye Haas on Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

  78. Redhead
    Jul 31, 2015 - Oceana Co. - map
    2 Redhead were observed at Pentwater Sewage Lagoons by Jean Siesener on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:14 pm.

  79. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Ben Steinhoff on Jul 31, 2015 at 3:20 pm.

  80. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Matty and Benjamin Hack on Jul 31, 2015 at 3:20 pm.

  81. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Matt Hogan on Jul 31, 2015 at 2:45 pm.

  82. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park Grassland Area by R Green on Jul 31, 2015 at 1:59 pm.

  83. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    Jul 31, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper were observed at Kawkawlin Twp Wetland - Private Property by Roger Eriksson on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:46 am.

  84. Stilt Sandpiper
    Jul 31, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Kawkawlin Twp Wetland - Private Property by Roger Eriksson on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:46 am.

  85. Marbled Godwit
    Jul 31, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Marbled Godwit was observed at Tiscornia Park by Matt Hysell on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:30 am.

  86. Great Black-backed Gull
    Jul 31, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Great Black-backed Gull were observed at Kalamazoo River mouth by Rick Brigham on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:36 am.

  87. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Juliet Berger on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  88. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Norka Saldana on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:10 am.

  89. Snowy Egret
    Jul 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Snowy Egret was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  90. Common Merganser
    Jul 31, 2015 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Holland SP by Chace Scholten on Jul 31, 2015 at 8:30 am.

  91. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 31, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Blue Grosbeak were observed at Sharon Mills County Park Grassland Area by R Green on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:45 am.

  92. Ruff
    Jul 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Ruff was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by R C Y on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:27 am.

  93. Ruff
    Jul 31, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Ruff was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Robert Bochenek on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:27 am.

  94. Forster's Tern
    Jul 30, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Forster's Tern were observed at Ann Arbor Landfill/Wheeler Service Center by linda ar on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm.

  95. Cattle Egret
    Jul 30, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    3 Cattle Egret were observed at Bay City SRA by Jim Dawe on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

  96. Blue Grosbeak
    Jul 30, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Blue Grosbeak was observed at Sharon Mills County Park by Zak Pohlen on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm.

  97. Ruff
    Jul 30, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Ruff was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jeff Stacey on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

  98. Lesser Scaup
    Jul 30, 2015 - Livingston Co. - map
    1 Lesser Scaup was observed at Brighton Waste Water--restricted access by John Lowry on Jul 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm.

  99. Rusty Blackbird
    Jul 30, 2015 - Keweenaw Co. - map
    1 Rusty Blackbird was observed at Point Isabelle by Zach Gayk on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

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