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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. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    2015-05-26 - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed on 2015-05-26 at Whitefish Point MI.

  2. Black-backed Woodpecker
    2015-05-26 - map
    1 Black-backed Woodpecker was observed on 2015-05-26 at Forest Road 3344 MI.

  3. Henslow's Sparrow
    2015-05-26 - map
    1 Henslow's Sparrow was observed on 2015-05-26 at Property (Norvell) MI.

  4. Cerulean Warbler
    2015-05-26 - map
    2 Cerulean Warbler were observed on 2015-05-26 at Allegan SGA--M-89 Kalamazoo River Bridge & Boat Launch MI.

  5. Kirtland's Warbler
    2015-05-26 - map
    4 Kirtland's Warbler were observed on 2015-05-26 at Grayling SF--M-72 at S. Staley Lake Rd. MI.

  6. Connecticut Warbler
    2015-05-26 - map
    1 Connecticut Warbler was observed on 2015-05-26 at Washtenaw - Prairie Oaks Ecological Station MI.

  7. Golden-winged Warbler
    2015-05-26 - map
    1 Golden-winged Warbler was observed on 2015-05-26 at Shumsky Rd. MI.

  8. Eurasian Wigeon
    2015-05-26 - map
    1 Eurasian Wigeon was observed on 2015-05-26 at Pte. Mouillee SGA MI.

  9. Little Gull
    2015-05-26 - map
    2 Little Gull were observed on 2015-05-26 at Pte. Mouillee SGA MI.

  10. Spruce Grouse
    2015-05-25 - map
    1 Spruce Grouse was observed on 2015-05-25 at Michigan-M123 -5 miles north of Eckerman MI.

  11. Sharp-tailed Grouse
    2015-05-24 - map
    6 Sharp-tailed Grouse were observed on 2015-05-24 at Munuscong WMA (Munuscong Potholes) MI.

  12. Northern Saw-whet Owl
    2015-05-22 - map
    1 Northern Saw-whet Owl was observed on 2015-05-22 at Beaver Island Airport MI.

  13. Iceland Gull
    2015-05-21 - map
    1 Iceland Gull was observed on 2015-05-21 at Tawas Point SP MI.

  14. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    2015-05-20 - map
    1 Lesser Black-backed Gull was observed on 2015-05-20 at Pte. Mouillee SGA MI.

  15. Snowy Owl
    2015-05-20 - map
    1 Snowy Owl was observed on 2015-05-20 at Teal Lake MI.



Notable Birds

  1. Wilson's Phalarope
    May 27, 2015 - Marquette Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at buffalo farm by Joshua Forrester on May 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm.

  2. Great Black-backed Gull
    May 27, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at Tiscornia Park by Matt Hysell on May 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  3. Wilson's Phalarope
    May 27, 2015 - Alger Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Chatham Sewage Lagoon by Joanie & Mark Hubinger on May 27, 2015 at 9:50 am.

  4. Red Knot
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Karl Overman on May 27, 2015 at 9:48 am.

  5. Common Goldeneye
    May 27, 2015 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Common Goldeneye was observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds (Lakewood Wastewater) by Kevin Thomas on May 27, 2015 at 9:05 am.

  6. Lesser Scaup
    May 27, 2015 - Ionia Co. - map
    1 Lesser Scaup was observed at Lake Odessa Sewage Ponds (Lakewood Wastewater) by Kevin Thomas on May 27, 2015 at 9:05 am.

  7. Prothonotary Warbler
    May 27, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Prothonotary Warbler was observed at Hudson Mills Metropark by Norka Saldana on May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  8. Prothonotary Warbler
    May 27, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Prothonotary Warbler was observed at Hudson Mills Metropark by Juliet Berger on May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  9. Pine Siskin
    May 27, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Pine Siskin was observed at home by Maeve Klein on May 27, 2015 at 8:28 am.

  10. Pine Siskin
    May 27, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    3 Pine Siskin were observed at Home by Anne Klein on May 27, 2015 at 8:13 am.

  11. Red Knot
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jared Zaporski on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  12. Tricolored Heron
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Tricolored Heron were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jared Zaporski on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  13. Horned Grebe
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Horned Grebe was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jared Zaporski on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  14. Willet
    May 27, 2015 - Keweenaw Co. - map
    2 Willet were observed at Bete Grise Preserve by Terry Dreves on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  15. Black Vulture
    May 27, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    1 Black Vulture was observed at Hubble Farm by Matt Galbraith on May 27, 2015 at 7:00 am.

  16. Red Knot
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by david boon on May 27, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  17. Stilt Sandpiper
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Stilt Sandpiper was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by david boon on May 27, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  18. Tricolored Heron
    May 27, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Tricolored Heron was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by david boon on May 27, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  19. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 26, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler was observed at US-MI-Saline-2510 Hartman Rd by linda ar on May 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm.

  20. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed at Whitefish Point by Kevin Groeneweg on May 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm.

  21. Lark Bunting
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by Kevin Groeneweg on May 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm.

  22. Cattle Egret
    May 26, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at Tobico Lagoon and bay shore by Craig Schafer on May 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

  23. Cattle Egret
    May 26, 2015 - Bay Co. - map
    1 Cattle Egret was observed at Bay City SRA by Joe Soehnel (SBA Only) on May 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

  24. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by William Zwartjes cc on May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  25. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed at Whitefish Point by Scott Jennex on May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  26. Lark Bunting
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by Scott Jennex on May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

  27. Worm-eating Warbler
    May 26, 2015 - Allegan Co. - map
    2 Worm-eating Warbler were observed at Allegan SGA--Swan Creek at 116th Ave by Linda Scribner on May 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm.

  28. Red-necked Phalarope
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    6 Red-necked Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Edward Tiede on May 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm.

  29. Willet
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Willet was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Edward Tiede on May 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm.

  30. American White Pelican
    May 26, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American White Pelican was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Brandon Aho on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm.

  31. Cerulean Warbler
    May 26, 2015 - Arenac Co. - map
    1 Cerulean Warbler was observed at Au Gres, Big Creek Road by Roger Eriksson on May 26, 2015 at 11:39 am.

  32. American White Pelican
    May 26, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American White Pelican was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Paul Poronto on May 26, 2015 at 11:00 am.

  33. Northern Mockingbird
    May 26, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Tawas Point SP by Al Turner on May 26, 2015 at 10:35 am.

  34. American White Pelican
    May 26, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American White Pelican was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Andy W. Weinrauch on May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am.

  35. American White Pelican
    May 26, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American White Pelican was observed at Metro Beach Nature Trails by Wayne Hoch on May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am.

  36. Rough-legged Hawk
    May 26, 2015 - Huron Co. - map
    1 Rough-legged Hawk was observed at Port Crescent SP by Monica Essenmacher on May 26, 2015 at 10:15 am.

  37. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 26, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    4 Yellow-throated Warbler were observed at Saline River between Saline and Milan by Brandon Nidiffer on May 26, 2015 at 10:02 am.

  38. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 26, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    4 Yellow-throated Warbler were observed at Saline River between Saline and Milan by Ben Lucking on May 26, 2015 at 10:02 am.

  39. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed at WPBO Feeders by Charlie Weaver on May 26, 2015 at 9:45 am.

  40. Lark Bunting
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at WPBO Feeders by Charlie Weaver on May 26, 2015 at 9:45 am.

  41. Black Scoter
    May 26, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Black Scoter was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Linda Scribner on May 26, 2015 at 9:30 am.

  42. Caspian Tern
    May 26, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Caspian Tern were observed at Reed's Lake by Brandon Ellsworth on May 26, 2015 at 9:00 am.

  43. Great Black-backed Gull
    May 26, 2015 - St. Clair Co. - map
    1 Great Black-backed Gull was observed at St. Clair Flats (by boat) by Randall Kling on May 26, 2015 at 8:45 am.

  44. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by William Zwartjes cc on May 26, 2015 at 8:40 am.

  45. Gray Jay
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Gray Jay was observed at Whitefish Point by William Zwartjes cc on May 26, 2015 at 8:40 am.

  46. Willow Flycatcher
    May 26, 2015 - Mackinac Co. - map
    1 Willow Flycatcher was observed at Heritage Park by Elliot Nelson on May 26, 2015 at 8:26 am.

  47. Pine Siskin
    May 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Pine Siskin were observed at Home by Maeve Klein on May 26, 2015 at 8:15 am.

  48. Pine Siskin
    May 26, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Pine Siskin were observed at Home by Anne Klein on May 26, 2015 at 8:15 am.

  49. Yellow-throated Warbler
    May 26, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler was observed at Tawas Point SP by Todd Frantz on May 26, 2015 at 8:05 am.

  50. Tricolored Heron
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Tricolored Heron was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jeff Calhoun on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  51. Eurasian Wigeon
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Wigeon was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jeff Calhoun on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  52. American White Pelican
    May 26, 2015 - Macomb Co. - map
    1 American White Pelican was observed at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark) by Jared Zaporski on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  53. Black-necked Stilt
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Black-necked Stilt was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Jeff Calhoun on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am.

  54. Northern Mockingbird
    May 26, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Tawas Point SP by Roger Eriksson on May 26, 2015 at 7:20 am.

  55. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 am.

  56. Lark Bunting
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by Thomas Wheeker on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 am.

  57. Yellow-headed Blackbird
    May 26, 2015 - Grand Traverse Co. - map
    1 Yellow-headed Blackbird was observed at Boardman Lake--Logans Landing by Ed Kaminski on May 26, 2015 at 6:40 am.

  58. Northern Mockingbird
    May 26, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Northern Mockingbird was observed at Tawas Point SP by Samuel Burckhardt on May 26, 2015 at 6:32 am.

  59. American Pipit
    May 26, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 American Pipit was observed at Tawas Point SP by Samuel Burckhardt on May 26, 2015 at 6:32 am.

  60. Orchard Oriole
    May 26, 2015 - Delta Co. - map
    1 Orchard Oriole was observed at Peninsula Point by Skye Haas on May 26, 2015 at 6:30 am.

  61. Pine Siskin
    May 26, 2015 - Washtenaw Co. - map
    6 Pine Siskin were observed at Nichols Arboretum by Dannels on foot on May 26, 2015 at 6:29 am.

  62. Common Merganser
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Common Merganser was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andy Dettling on May 26, 2015 at 6:20 am.

  63. Eurasian Wigeon
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Wigeon was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andy Dettling on May 26, 2015 at 6:20 am.

  64. Little Gull
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Little Gull were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andy Dettling on May 26, 2015 at 6:20 am.

  65. Red-necked Phalarope
    May 26, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    3 Red-necked Phalarope were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Andy Dettling on May 26, 2015 at 6:20 am.

  66. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed at Whitefish Point by Rick Brigham on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 am.

  67. Lark Bunting
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by Chace Scholten on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 am.

  68. Lark Bunting
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by Rick Brigham on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 am.

  69. Gray Jay
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Gray Jay was observed at Whitefish Point by Chace Scholten on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 am.

  70. Gray Jay
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Gray Jay was observed at Whitefish Point by Rick Brigham on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 am.

  71. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 26, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow were observed at Whitefish Point by Chace Scholten on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 am.

  72. Lark Bunting
    May 25, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by William Zwartjes cc on May 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm.

  73. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 25, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Haight Rd. by Martha Zilch on May 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm.

  74. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 25, 2015 - Branch Co. - map
    1 Red-headed Woodpecker was observed at Haight Rd. by Fred Zilch on May 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm.

  75. Common Gallinule
    May 25, 2015 - Barry Co. - map
    2 Common Gallinule were observed at Fighter Rd. & Sisson Rd. marsh by Eldon Dodd on May 25, 2015 at 6:41 pm.

  76. Greater Scaup
    May 25, 2015 - Genesee Co. - map
    1 Greater Scaup was observed at Bird Rd Sewage Ponds by Jeff Buecking on May 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm.

  77. Trumpeter Swan
    May 25, 2015 - Genesee Co. - map
    1 Trumpeter Swan was observed at Bird Rd Sewage Ponds by Jeff Buecking on May 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm.

  78. Red Knot
    May 25, 2015 - Iosco Co. - map
    1 Red Knot was observed at Tawas yard and subdivision by Roger Eriksson on May 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm.

  79. Pine Siskin
    May 25, 2015 - Berrien Co. - map
    1 Pine Siskin was observed at 4180 elizabeth dr by Patrick Underwood on May 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

  80. Eurasian Wigeon
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Wigeon was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Scott Jennex on May 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  81. Little Gull
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Little Gull were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Scott Jennex on May 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  82. Red-necked Phalarope
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Red-necked Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Scott Jennex on May 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  83. Willet
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    4 Willet were observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Scott Jennex on May 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  84. Wilson's Phalarope
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    1 Wilson's Phalarope was observed at Pte. Mouillee SGA by Scott Jennex on May 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

  85. Whimbrel
    May 25, 2015 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    39 Whimbrel were observed at Bonner's Landing by patricia kuzma sell on May 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm.

  86. Whimbrel
    May 25, 2015 - Charlevoix Co. - map
    39 Whimbrel were observed at Bonner's Landing by thomas sell on May 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm.

  87. Lark Sparrow
    May 25, 2015 - Delta Co. - map
    1 Lark Sparrow was observed at 34th Road, Spring 2015 burn -Hiawatha National Forest by Skye Haas on May 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm.

  88. Lesser Scaup
    May 25, 2015 - Kent Co. - map
    2 Lesser Scaup were observed at South Reeds Lake by Steve Minard on May 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm.

  89. Black Tern
    May 25, 2015 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Black Tern were observed at E Michigan Road Pond by Don Henise on May 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  90. Black Tern
    May 25, 2015 - Jackson Co. - map
    2 Black Tern were observed at E Michigan Road Pond by Robyn Henise on May 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

  91. Forster's Tern
    May 25, 2015 - Clare Co. - map
    6 Forster's Tern were observed at Cabin by Marc North on May 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm.

  92. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
    May 25, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow was observed at Whitefish Point by Ryne Rutherford on May 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  93. Lark Bunting
    May 25, 2015 - Chippewa Co. - map
    1 Lark Bunting was observed at Whitefish Point by Ryne Rutherford on May 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

  94. Black-necked Stilt
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Black-necked Stilt were observed at Pointe Mouillee by Kim Warner on May 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

  95. Black-necked Stilt
    May 25, 2015 - Monroe Co. - map
    2 Black-necked Stilt were observed at Pointe Mouillee by karen bonnell on May 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm.

  96. Red-headed Woodpecker
    May 25, 2015 - Cheboygan Co. - map
    2 Red-headed Woodpecker were observed at US-MI-Indian River-8025-8029 M-68 by Todd Frantz on May 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm.

  97. American Wigeon
    May 25, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    2 American Wigeon were observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Chip Francke on May 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  98. Bufflehead
    May 25, 2015 - Muskegon Co. - map
    1 Bufflehead was observed at Muskegon Wastewater System by Chip Francke on May 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

  99. Common Gallinule
    May 25, 2015 - Leelanau Co. - map
    1 Common Gallinule was observed at Millpond by Ed Kaminski on May 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

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