Michigan RBA--7 October 2004
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Thu Oct 7 08:25:46 EDT 2004
*October 7th, 2004
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compiled: 7 Oct 2004
compiler: Jon Wuepper
MICHIGAN REVIEW SPECIES MENTIONED
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)
Swainsons Hawk (Monroe County)
Golden Eagle (Monroe County)
Jaegerunidentified to species (Marquette County)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Washtenaw County)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Chippewa County)
Sabines 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 SABINES 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 SWAINSONS 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
In WASHTENAW COUNTY on October 1st, an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was
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
RECCOMENDED ORNITHOLOGIAL JOURNALS, WEB SITES, ETC
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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