Michigan RBA--14 October 2004
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Thu Oct 14 07:41:54 EDT 2004
*October 14th, 2004
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compiled: 14 Oct 2004
compiler: Jon Wuepper
MICHIGAN REVIEW SPECIES MENTIONED
INCA DOVE* [NOT ON MICHIGAN BIRD LIST--POTENTIAL 1st STATE RECORD] (Chippewa
*=On Michigan Bird Records Committee Species Review List. Please send
documentation to: Jack Reinoehl, c/o MBRC, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
Additional species mentioned:
Trumpeter Swan (Berrien, Cass cos)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Wayne, Washtenaw cos)
Sabine's Gull (Chippewa County)
Short-eared Owl (Muskegon County)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Chippewa County)
Boreal Owl (Chippewa County)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Chippewa County)
Bohemian Waxwing (Chippewa County)
This is the Michigan Statewide Bird Report for Thursday, October 14th, 2004,
which is being sponsored by the Wild Bird Center of Benton Harbor (located
in the Orchards Mall).
In CHIPPEWA COUNTY, at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory (WPBO), an INCA
DOVE* has been seen sporadically since Thursday, October 7th. It was
initially found (October 7th) in the yard of the Great Lakes Shipwreck
Museum, which is across the street from the Bird Observatory. Later that
day, the bird was seen at the WPBO gift shop feeders, where it has been seen
on subsequent days. Birders should know that the INCA DOVE* is remaining
hidden for long periods of time, but has been making appearances for
pattient birders at green platform feeder, both on the ground and the alders
behind it. The last confirmation of observation, to my knowledge, was on
Monday, October 10th. Other highlights from Whitefish point during the past
week have included: SABINE'S GULL, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, BOHEMIAN WAXWING
and several NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS (11 netted by banders on October 11th),
and BOREAL OWLS.
In MUSKEGON COUNTY at Muskegon State Park on October 10th, John Will
observed a SHORT-EARED OWL.
In WAYNE COUNTY at Crosswinds Marsh on October 10th, Greg Norwood observed 2
adult winter LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. Greg noted that they were seen near
the center of the marsh.
In WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mike Sefton reported that a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
continues to be seen at "the big pond" at the Ann Arbor Landfill. The last
report to my knowledge was on October 12. It was looked for but missed the
previous day, October 11th. 1-2 juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS are being
seen in WASHTENAW COUNTY. One was at Swift Run Marsh, seen as of October
12th, and the other (or possibly the same bird?) at Avis Farms, last
reported on October 11th.
In BERRIEN COUNTY on October 12th, Dave Vinnedge and I found a first-year
TRUMPETER SWAN, offshoe of New Buffalo Public Beach. This sighting
represents the first county record since the species became "countable" in
In CASS COUNTY on October 13th, I observed an adult TRUMPETER SWAN, on Stone
Lake, in the village of Cassopolis. This is becoming a regular haunt of the
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 21st,
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
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