Michigan RBA--10 June 2004

Jonathan Wuepper wuepperj at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 10 08:34:18 EDT 2004


--RBA

*Michigan
*Statewide
*June 10th, 2004
*MIST061004
-Transcript

hotline: Michigan
number: 269/471-4919
to report: 269-556-9510 or wuepperj at hotmail.com
compiled: 10 Jun 2004
compiler: Jon Wuepper

MICHIGAN REVIEW SPECIES MENTIONED:

LAZULI BUNTING* [ACCIDENTAL] (Leelanau County)

*=On Michigan Bird Records Committee Species Review List. Please send
documentation to: Jack Reinoehl, c/o MBRC, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
49242.

Additional species mentioned:

Cattle Egret (Wayne County)
Common Moorhen (Oakland County)
Willet (Benzie County)
White-eyed Vireo (Wayne, Berrien, Hillsdale Cos)
Sedge Wren (Berrien County)
Northern Parula (Berrien County)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Berrien County)
Cerulean Warbler (Berrien County)
Kentucky Warbler (Hillsdale County)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Berrien County)
Summer Tanager (Montmerency County)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Berrien County)
Henslow’s Sparrow (Berrien County)

This is the Michigan Statewide Bird Report for Thursday, June 10th, 2004, 
which
is being sponsored by the CONSERVATION FUND. Check out their website,
http://www.conservationfund.org

In LEELANAU COUNTY on June 6th, the previously reported LAZULI BUNTING* was
relocated at the home of which it was initially observed. DIRECTIONS: From 
1.50
miles south of Suttons Bay on M-22, go east on McAllister Road, then .50 
miles
to Norvick Road.  Go north on Norvick Road about .50 miles. The bird was 
singing
on the power line above a mailbox (11171 McAllister), which has a bird house 
above it.

In BENZIE COUNTY on June 11th, Martin Blagdurn reported a WILLET, seen 
feeding
along the north shore of Pearl Lake.

In WAYNE COUNTY, on June 9th, Walt Palowski reported at least 16 CATTLE 
EGRETS  near Oakwood Metropark, and noted that more may be hidden behind a 
house and/or barn at that location. Up to 7 CATTLE EGRETS have been reported 
this past week (most
recently on June 8th), at 27800 Romine Road next to the Willow Metro Park in 
an
open field. Daryl Aspery found a WHITE-EYED VIREO on June 5th, on Arkona 
Road.
Daryl’s directions: It was about 100 yards west of Martinsville Road, just 
past
the house. There is a large fenced in property at 43951 Arkrona Road. It was
next to the road where there is a fire hydrant, about 50 feet past the 
mailbox
.It was very vocal and active.

In MONTMERENCY COUNTY on June 4th, a SUMMER TANAGER was located in a rural 
area,
but not relocated. Directions are long and complex. Email if interested.

In OAKLAND COUNTY on June 5th, Robert Epstein reported a COMMON MOORHEN at
American Center Park. Apparently, the bird was seen there a few days prior 
to
June 5th.

In BERRIEN COUNTY, DICKCISSELS continued to sing from the wires above the
hayfields along Mill Road (Avery—DeLorme), between Kruger and Elm Valley 
Roads.
However, the hay was being cut mid-week, so its likely the birds will have 
moved
on by the time you read this report. A WESTERN MEADOWLARK was also being 
heard
and seen here, but spends time in the cow pasture on the opposite (east) 
side of
Mill Road. At the west end of the Forest Lawn Landfill, on Forest Lawn Roda,
DICKCISSELS, HENSLOW’S SPARROWS and SEDGE WRENS have been recorded this 
week.
WHITE-EYED VIREO, NORTHERN PARULA, CERULEAN WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER 
and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were all reported this past week, along Forest 
Lawn Road,
east of Lakeside Road, and on Lakeside Road, north of Forest Lawn Road 
(bridge
is closed at this location). CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS are being seen on Sarett
Nature Center’s prairie restoration area, on Benton Center Road.

In HILLSDALE COUNTY, Jack Reinoehl has located KENTUCKY WARBLERS and a
WHITE-EYED VIREO, which are apparently on territory. His locations and
directions:

KENTUCKY WARBLERS on 6/4:
	#1 - at Skuse Rd. spot, walk south from parking lot 1/3 mile west of 
Gilbert;
enter woods and listen when you get south of huge fallen tree blocking 
trail, be
sure you are not hearing a Carolina Wren living in the same area
	#2 - from same parking lot, look for trial going off to the left just 
before
fallen trunk about half way to entrance to the woods; after 200 yards or so,
listen off to the distance on your left;
	#3 - go north on Tripp Rd. to a DNR gate (about 1 mile north of Reading Rd.
just past a bridge) walk in (west) 50 yards to an obvious trail going south;
follow trail as it bends to the west and listen for the KENTUCKY WARBLER 
after
100+ yards; this bird was very close to the trail and it popped right in to 
view
when I squeaked -- this bird was not there last week and it may not stay in 
this
area too long.

	WHITE-EYED VIREO:
	Last month there was 1 at the starting point for KENTUCKY WARBLER #3. The 
only
one found on 6/4 was along Skuse Rd. 1/3 mile west of Pittsford Rd. in a 
hollow;
it was singing close to the road and moving around a lot.

Guided “Kirtland’s Warbler Tours” will be conducted by the U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife
Service from May 15 through July 4, 2004 departing from the Holiday Inn in
Grayling, Michigan. The tours are offered daily at 7:00 a.m. and at 11:00 
a.m.
and are free of charge.

The U.S. Forest Service will conduct daily tours from May 15 through July 2,
2004 (except on Memorial Day) with tours departing at 7:00 a.m. from the 
U.S.
Forest Service District Ranger Office in Mio, Michigan. The USFS tour will 
cost
$5.00 per person under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program.

For more information on the KIRTLAND’S WARBLER, go to:
<http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/kirtland.htm>

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 17th, 
2004.
To report your sightings, please leave a message at the sound of the tone or
call Jon Wuepper at 269-556-9510. Thanks for calling and good birding.

RECCOMENDED ORNITHOLOGIAL JOURNALS, WEB SITES, ETC


“Michigan Birds and Natural History”. Our state ornithological journal. 
Contains
the Michigan Bird Survey, etc. (New link)
http://www.michiganaudubon.org/mbnh/mbnh_home.html

Michigan Bird Records Committee website:
http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/rouge_river/MBRChome.html

“North American Birds”, a quarterly journal, published by the American 
Birding
Association: http://americanbirding.org/publications/nabgen.htm

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