Michigan RBA--24 June 2004

Jonathan Wuepper wuepperj at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 24 07:44:26 EDT 2004


*June 24th, 2004

hotline: Michigan
number: 269/471-4919
to report: 269-556-9510 or wuepperj at hotmail.com
compiled: 24 Jun 2004
compiler: Jon Wuepper



Species mentioned:

American White Pelican (Monroe County)
Willet (Berrien County)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Marquette County)
Gray Jay (Marquette County)
Northern Mockingbird (Muskegon County)
Prairie Warbler (Leelanau, Berrien cos)
Western Meadowlark (Muskegon County)
Red Crossbill (Marquette County)

This is the Michigan Statewide Bird Report for Thursday, June 24th, 2004, 
which is being sponsored by the CONSERVATION FUND. Check out their website, 

In LEELANAU COUNTY, a relocation report of the previously mentioned LAZULI 
BUNTING* took place on June 21st, near the corner of McAllister Road and 
Norvick Road. The bird was reported sitting on wire for approximately 15 
minutes, then flew to east over the house located on the corner. Directions: 
1 and 1/2 miles south of Suttons Bay on M-22, go east on McAllister Road, 
1/2 mile to Norvick Road. Start looking on power lines. Also reported this 
week was a PRAIRIE WARBLER at Good Harbour Bay. NOTE--Documentation of this 
bird, post June 1st, is encouraged.

In MONROE COUNTY, at the Point Mouilee State Game Area on June 20th, Adam 
Byrne located 2 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS. The birds were relocated on June 

In BERRIEN COUNTY on June 20th, a single WILLET was reported along the 
beach, in a remote area of Warren Dunes State Park. PRAIRIE WARBLERS were 
again reported this week from Warren Dunes State Park.

In MUSKEGON COUNTY, at the Muskegon Wastewater Facility on June 17th, a 
WESTERN MEADOWLARK was located at the model airplane field, and a NORTHERN 
MOCKINGBIRD was seen perched on a radio tower wire, directly across from the 

In MARQUETTE COUNTY on June 18th, a rare summer sighting of an adult GOLDEN 
EAGLE was made, as well as 4 RED CROSSBILLS, 6 GRAY JAYS and a BLACK-BACKED 
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:

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, July 1st, 
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 


“Michigan Birds and Natural History”. Our state ornithological journal. 
Contains the Michigan Bird Survey, etc. (New link)

Michigan Bird Records Committee website: 

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

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