Michigan RBA--7 October 2004

Jonathan Wuepper wuepperj at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 7 08:25:46 EDT 2004


*October 7th, 2004

hotline: Michigan
number: 269/471-4919
to report: 269-556-9510 or wuepperj at hotmail.com
compiled: 7 Oct 2004
compiler: Jon Wuepper


PACIFIC LOON* [CASUAL] (Chippewa County)
ARCTIC TERN* [CASUAL] (Chippewa County)

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

Additional species mentioned:

Greater White-fronted Goose (Berrien County)
Eared Grebe (Muskegon County)
Swainson’s Hawk (Monroe County)
Golden Eagle (Monroe County)
Jaeger—unidentified to species (Marquette County)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washtenaw County)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Chippewa County)
Sabine’s Gull (Chippewa County)
Boreal Chickadee (Marquette County)
Hariss's Sparrow (Marquette County)
This is the Michigan Statewide Bird Report for Thursday, October 7th, 2004, 
which is being sponsored by the Wild Bird Center of Benton Harbor (located 
in the Orchards Mall).

CHIPPEWA COUNTY--Received too late for last weeks report, was one ARCTIC 
TERN* sighted by Adam Byrne on September 26th from Whitefish Point Bird 
Observatory. To my knowledge, the bird was not relocated. Also at Whitefish 
Point, on October 1st, Christopher Neri and Karl Bardon counted 2 
breeding-plumaged PACIFIC LOONS*, occurring roughly 4 hours apart. Chris and 
Karl reportedly had excellent looks of the birds, as they both flew low over 
the lake, relatively close to shore. On Monday, October 4th, Chris reported 
1 SABINE’S GULL and 1 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, both seen at the tip of the 
point. (Thank you, Chris for keeping us posted!)

In MARQUETTE COUNTY on October 4th, Skye Haas saw a JAEGER, unidentified to 
species, off Presque Isle Park. Skye noted BOREAL CHICKADEES at Yellow Dog 
Plains on October 2nd. On October 5th, Skye found a first-winter HARISS'S 
SPARROW at Presque Isle Park.

In MUSKEGON COUNTY, at the east pond of the Muskegon Wastewater Facility on 
October 4th, Kevin Thomas relocated the two EARED GREBES.

In MONROE COUNTY on October 4th, Scott Jennex was lucky to find a 
light-morph SWAINSON’S HAWK, on M-50 a few miles west of Monroe. The bird 
has not been relocated. Single GOLDEN EAGLES were reported on October 3rd& 
5th, at the Lake Erie Metro-park Boat Launch, tallied by counters of the 
Southeast Michigan Raptor Research Group. You can keep up to date with the 
count by visiting http://www.smrr.net/index.shtml

located at the Ann Arbor Landfill. On October 3rd, a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER 
was located at Avis Farms, off State Road, south of the Ann Arbor Airport. 
This bird was seen through at least October 6th.

In BERRIEN COUNTY on September 30th and October 1st, Andre Moncrieff 
reported a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, present on a pond at his home 
outside of Berrien Springs.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 14th, 
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.

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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