Michigan RBA--15 December 2005
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Thu Dec 15 08:29:26 EST 2005
*December 15th, 2005
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compiled: 15 Dec 2005
compiler: Jon Wuepper
REVIEW SPECIES, signified by *
Send documentation to Adam Byrne, 11771 Rachel LN, DeWitt, MI., 48820.
WESTERN GREBE* [CASUAL] (Alger County)
Red-throated Loon (Allegan County)
Willet (Monroe County)
Purple Sandpiper (Muskegon County)
Wilsons Snipe (Berrien County)
Thayers Gull (Alger County)
Thayers/Iceland Gull (Bay County)
Little Gull (Muskegon County)
Glaucous Gull (Alger County)
Great Black-backed Gull (Alger County)
Snowy Owl (Marquette, Mecosta cos)
Northern Hawk Owl (Alger County)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Wayne County)
Varied Thrush (Marquette County)
Northern Mockingbird (Wayne County)
American Pipit (Berrien County)
This is the Michigan Statewide Bird Report for Thursday, December 15th,
2005. This month is sponsored by the Berrien Birding Club.
**106th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT PERIOD IS 14 DECEMBER 20055 JANUARY
2006. GO TO http://www.michiganaudubon.org/cbc.html FOR CBC INFORMATION IN
In WAYNE COUNTY, December 8th an injured NORTHERN GANNET* was rescued
December 8th from the ice of Lake Saint Clair. NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL(S)
continue to been seen on Belle Isle, as of December 10th. A NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD was seen December 10th, by the old steel plant on East Jefferson
Street, south of Sibley Road.
In ALGER COUNTY, a WESTERN GREBE* was located on December 8th & 9th. When
last reported, it was seen on Munising Bays east side, behind the Sunset
Motel. Also reported from Munising Bay on December 9th were 2, 1st-winter
THAYERS GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS and 1, 1st-winter GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL.
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was seen at Shelter Bay, through Sunday, December 11th.
In MARQUETTE COUNTY, a VARIED THRUSH was reported on Presque Isle Point on
December 10th. 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen this week, in that same vicinity.
In BAY COUNTY, December 11th, a THAYERS/ICELAND GULL was found at
In MECOSTA COUNTY, December 12th, a SNOWY OWL was reported Big Rapids.
In MUSKEGON COUNTY, December 9th, 1 PURPLE SANDPIPER was reported at Pere
Marquette State Park. On December 10th, the south jetty at Muskegon provided
an adult LITTLE GULL. Also on December 10th, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES were spotted at
the intersection of Lake Road & Swanson Road.
In ALLEGAN COUNTY, 5 RED-THROATED LOONS were present offshore of Oval Beach
in Saugatuck, December 14th.
In MONROE COUNTY on December 10th, a WILLET was found at the outflow of the
Erie Power Plant. This represents the first winter seasonal record of the
species in Michigan.
In BERRIEN COUNTY, December 11th, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS and a WILSONS SNIPE
were present at the sewage ponds, located on the Andrews University campus.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, December 22nd,
2005. To report your sightings, please leave a message at the sound of the
tone, or call Jon Wuepper at 269-556-9510. Thank you for calling and good
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Also of interest
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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