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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. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2014-10-24 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2014-10-24 at Walter and Mary Burke Park MI.

  2. White-winged Crossbill
    2014-10-24 - map
    1 White-winged Crossbill was observed on 2014-10-24 at Whitefish Point MI.

  3. Bohemian Waxwing
    2014-10-23 - map
    5 Bohemian Waxwing were observed on 2014-10-23 at 1 1/2 miles west of Lakenenland MI.

  4. Spruce Grouse
    2014-10-23 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2014-10-23 at Whitefish Point MI.

  5. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2014-10-23 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2014-10-23 at Ramsay Rd MI.

  6. Snowy Owl
    2014-10-22 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2014-10-22 at First Street Beach MI.

  7. Little Gull
    2014-10-21 - map
    1 Little Gull was observed on 2014-10-21 at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch MI.

  8. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2014-10-20 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2014-10-20 at Rifle River Trail MI.

  9. Thayer's Gull
    2014-10-17 - map
    1 Thayer's Gull was observed on 2014-10-17 at Sterling SP MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Oct 24, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at US-MI-Potterville - 42.6354x-84.7532 - Oct 24, 2014, 5:40 PM by Adam Byrne on Oct 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm.

  2. Stilt Sandpiper
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Eric Domurat on Oct 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm.

  3. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Paul Poronto on Oct 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

  4. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Kathi Cavanaugh on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm.

  5. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Tom Hince on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm.

  6. Eared Grebe
    Oct 24, 2014 - Kalkaska Co. - map
    1 Eared Grebe was observed at Manistee Lake by Neil Gilbert on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm.

  7. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Black-crowned Night-Heron was observed at South River Rd. DNR Boat Launch by Brandon Aho on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  8. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 24, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    3 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Haehnle Sanctuary by R Green on Oct 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm.

  9. Townsend's Solitaire
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Townsend's Solitaire was observed at Wolcott Mill Metropark by Jeff Steinmetz on Oct 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  10. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 24, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Edgar Otto on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  11. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 24, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Hemlock Crossing Park by Curtis Dykstra on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm.

  12. Hudsonian Godwit
    Oct 24, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Hudsonian Godwit was observed at Sterling SP by Adam Byrne on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm.

  13. Stilt Sandpiper
    Oct 24, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    9 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by Adam Byrne on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm.

  14. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 24, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Andy W. Weinrauch on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  15. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Oct 24, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Oct 24, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  16. Green Heron
    Oct 24, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Green Heron was observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:50 am.

  17. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Oct 24, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher were observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:07 am.

  18. Cackling Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Marquette Golf Club by Alec Olivier on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

  19. Ross's Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Allegan SGA--Farm Unit by Ken Sapkowski on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm.

  20. Cackling Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Marquette Golf Club by Beth Olson on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm.

  21. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Potterville sewage ponds by Karl Overman on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm.

  22. Cackling Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    10 Cackling Goose were observed at Potterville sewage ponds by Paul Berrigan on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm.

  23. Cackling Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    10 Cackling Goose were observed at Potterville sewage ponds by Karl Overman on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm.

  24. Greater White-fronted Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    6 Greater White-fronted Goose were observed at Potterville sewage ponds by Paul Berrigan on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm.

  25. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S. Lakeshore Dr. - Ludington by Mary Poort on Oct 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  26. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at 43.9443x-86.4544 - Oct 23, 2014, 5:50 PM by Marc Miedema on Oct 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  27. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Ludington South Breakwall by Diane Garlick on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:45 pm.

  28. Red-headed Woodpecker
    Oct 23, 2014 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at 1/2 mile east of Sand Lake Rd., Alger Co. by Joanie & Mark Hubinger on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm.

  29. Cackling Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Cackling Goose was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Marc North on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm.

  30. Vesper Sparrow
    Oct 23, 2014 - Oceana Co. - map
    2 Vesper Sparrow were observed at Oceana-Restricted Access by John Munro on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

  31. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    3 Nashville Warbler were observed at Nichols Arboretum by Edgar Otto on Oct 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  32. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    Oct 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    3 Black-crowned Night-Heron were observed at US-MI-Harrison Township-30417-30523 S River Rd by Jeremy Miller on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm.

  33. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at US-MI-Ludington-437-763 S Lakeshore Dr by Laurence Burke on Oct 23, 2014 at 11:57 am.

  34. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S. Lakeshore Drive by Rob Emelander on Oct 23, 2014 at 11:20 am.

  35. Savannah Sparrow
    Oct 23, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Savannah Sparrow was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Paul Berrigan on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:38 am.

  36. Savannah Sparrow
    Oct 23, 2014 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Savannah Sparrow was observed at Kinderhook Sewage Lagoons by Karl Overman on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:38 am.

  37. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:02 am.

  38. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 23, 2014 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Tiscornia Park by Matt Hysell on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  39. Cackling Goose
    Oct 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    11 Cackling Goose were observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Tom Hince on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  40. House Wren
    Oct 23, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 House Wren was observed at Belle Isle by Antonio Xeira on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  41. Tree Swallow
    Oct 23, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    6 Tree Swallow were observed at Belle Isle by Antonio Xeira on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  42. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher were observed at Whitefish Point by David Essian on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:30 am.

  43. Nashville Warbler (Eastern)
    Oct 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Nashville Warbler (Eastern) were observed at Nichols Arboretum by Craig Robson on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:10 am.

  44. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Oct 23, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:06 am.

  45. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 23, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Nichols Arboretum by Juliet Berger on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  46. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Oct 23, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was observed at Whitefish Point by Anonymous eBirder on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  47. Red Crossbill
    Oct 23, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Red Crossbill was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Tom Hince on Oct 23, 2014 at 7:45 am.

  48. Brewer's Blackbird
    Oct 22, 2014 - Barry Co. - map
    5 Brewer's Blackbird were observed at M-43/Shultz Road by Matt Galbraith on Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  49. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 22, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Olivet Sewage Ponds by Thomas Gass on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm.

  50. Snow Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by R Green on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm.

  51. Indigo Bunting
    Oct 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Indigo Bunting were observed at Sterling SP by John Munro on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  52. Indigo Bunting
    Oct 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Indigo Bunting were observed at Sterling SP by Chris Swaffield on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  53. Franklin's Gull
    Oct 22, 2014 - Eaton Co. - map
    1 Franklin's Gull was observed at Olivet Sewage Ponds by Marc North on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  54. Stilt Sandpiper
    Oct 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    5 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by Chris Swaffield on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  55. Stilt Sandpiper
    Oct 22, 2014 - Monroe Co. - map
    5 Stilt Sandpiper were observed at Sterling SP by John Munro on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  56. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 22, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brandon Aho on Oct 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm.

  57. Snow Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Ottawa Co. - map
    2 Snow Goose were observed at Harbor Island by Carl Manning on Oct 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm.

  58. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 22, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    7 Eastern Meadowlark were observed at Port Austin Township by Monica Essenmacher on Oct 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm.

  59. Green Heron
    Oct 22, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Green Heron was observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Meghin Spencer on Oct 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

  60. Nashville Warbler
    Oct 22, 2014 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Nashville Warbler was observed at Tawas Point SP by Al Turner on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:25 am.

  61. Cackling Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    6 Cackling Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Sandra Leffler on Oct 22, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  62. Savannah Sparrow
    Oct 22, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    10 Savannah Sparrow were observed at Shiawassee NWR--Headquarters by Simon Kiacz on Oct 22, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  63. Snow Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Sandra Leffler on Oct 22, 2014 at 9:30 am.

  64. Snowy Owl
    Oct 22, 2014 - Manistee Co. - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed at First Street Beach by Bob Paetschow on Oct 22, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  65. Trumpeter Swan
    Oct 22, 2014 - Van Buren Co. - map
    2 Trumpeter Swan were observed at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery by Dixie Burkhart on Oct 22, 2014 at 9:00 am.

  66. Cackling Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    5 Cackling Goose were observed at Allegan SGA--Farm Unit by Rick Brigham on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:39 am.

  67. Ross's Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Allegan Co. - map
    1 Ross's Goose was observed at Allegan SGA--Farm Unit by Rick Brigham on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:39 am.

  68. Eastern Meadowlark
    Oct 22, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eastern Meadowlark was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:04 am.

  69. Snow Goose
    Oct 22, 2014 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Snow Goose was observed at Whitefish Point by Eric Ripma on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:04 am.

  70. Common Yellowthroat
    Oct 22, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Common Yellowthroat was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Joe Soehnel on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  71. Savannah Sparrow
    Oct 22, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    2 Savannah Sparrow were observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Joe Soehnel on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  72. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 22, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Long-tailed Duck was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Wildlife Drive by Joe Soehnel on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 am.

  73. Green Heron
    Oct 22, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    2 Green Heron were observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Oct 22, 2014 at 7:55 am.

  74. Spotted Sandpiper
    Oct 22, 2014 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Spotted Sandpiper was observed at Ford Lake Boardwalk by Bruce Moorman on Oct 22, 2014 at 7:55 am.

  75. Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Oct 22, 2014 - Wayne Co. - map
    1 Black-throated Blue Warbler was observed at UM Dearborn--Rouge River Bird Observatory by Rouge River Bird Observatory on Oct 22, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  76. Long-tailed Duck
    Oct 22, 2014 - Saginaw Co. - map
    1 Long-tailed Duck was observed at Shiawassee NWR--Ferguson Bayou Trail by Steven Gasser on Oct 22, 2014 at 12:00 am.

  77. Tundra Swan
    Oct 21, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Tundra Swan were observed at Lake Lansing by Sherman Garnett on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm.

  78. Tundra Swan
    Oct 21, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Tundra Swan were observed at Lake Lansing by Cory Ross on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm.

  79. White-winged Scoter
    Oct 21, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 White-winged Scoter was observed at Lake Lansing by Sherman Garnett on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm.

  80. Tundra Swan
    Oct 21, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    2 Tundra Swan were observed at Lake Lansing by Sean Williams on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  81. White-winged Scoter
    Oct 21, 2014 - Ingham Co. - map
    1 White-winged Scoter was observed at Lake Lansing by Sean Williams on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

  82. Gray Catbird
    Oct 21, 2014 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    1 Gray Catbird was observed at Boyne River from Spring St. to Beyond Coon's Bridge by Steven Joyner on Oct 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm.

  83. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    4 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Scott Jennex on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm.

  84. Cackling Goose
    Oct 21, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    8 Cackling Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Craig Robson on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  85. Snow Goose
    Oct 21, 2014 - Jackson Co. - map
    4 Snow Goose were observed at Thorn Lake by Craig Robson on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

  86. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 21, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at S. Lakeshore Drive by Thomas Gass on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm.

  87. Common Raven
    Oct 21, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Common Raven were observed at Grindstone City (town) by Edward Lewandowski on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  88. Common Raven
    Oct 21, 2014 - Huron Co. - map
    2 Common Raven were observed at Grindstone City (town) by Craig Gough on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

  89. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Oct 21, 2014 - Mason Co. - map
    1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was observed at Pere Marquette by Fred Allen on Oct 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

  90. California Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Paul Poronto on Oct 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm.

  91. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Paul Poronto on Oct 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm.

  92. California Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brandon Aho on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  93. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    3 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Brandon Aho on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

  94. California Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Tom Hince on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm.

  95. California Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 California Gull was observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Kathi Cavanaugh on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm.

  96. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    3 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Tom Hince on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm.

  97. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    3 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Kathi Cavanaugh on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm.

  98. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Oct 21, 2014 - Macomb Co. - map
    2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were observed at Walter and Mary Burke Park by Eric Domurat on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:45 am.

  99. Dark-eyed Junco (Cassiar)
    Oct 21, 2014 - St. Joseph Co. - map
    1 Dark-eyed Junco (Cassiar) was observed at Fredrick Dr., Sturgis by Karen E. Brown on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:30 am.

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