Michigan RBA - 8 June 2006
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Thu Jun 8 07:53:53 EDT 2006
*June 8th, 2006
to report: 269-556-9510 or wuepperj at hotmail.com
compiled: 08 Jun 2006
compiler: Jon Wuepper
REVIEW SPECIES, signified by *
Send documentation to Adam Byrne, 11771 Rachel LN, DeWitt, MI., 48820.
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON* [CASUAL] (Jackson County)
GLOSSY IBIS* [CASUAL] (Monroe County)
MISSISSIPPI KITE* [CASUAL] (Macomb County)
CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW* [ACIDENTAL] (Berrien County)
Additional species mentioned:
This is the Michigan Statewide Bird Report for Thursday, June 8th, 2006.
This month is sponsored by the Berrien Birding Club.
MACOMB COUNTY A MISSISSIPPI KITE* was seen June 3rd, flying over
MONROE COUNTY An adult GLOSSY IBIS* was found June 3rd, along the southern
edge of the Long Pond Unit at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area. It soon flew
and relocated in the southwest corner of the Bloody Run Unit. It seemed very
content feeding in the canal that runs along the west edge of the Bloody Run
and in the wet corn stubble field. The best way to reach this area would be
to park at the Mouillee Creek parking lot along Old Dixie Hwy. Walk out
until you reach the corner of the Bloody Run Unit. For reference, you will
need to walk out past the Walpatich Unit, the pump station, and then the
Lautenslager Unit (which will be to the north).
JACKSON COUNTY a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON* is present on the property
owned by Chuck and Sue Bradford in Parma. They are welcoming birders again
this summer, but have requested that you arrive no earlier than 6:00 am and
call ahead to let them know of your visit.Their address is 7850 McCain Road,
just a short ways east of the intersection of Chapel and McCain Roads.
Their phone number is (517)
BERRIEN COUNTY The CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW* was present through at least the
night of June 1st, near the location of Jones Road and Long Lake Road.
ANOUNCEMENTS HELP NEEDED WITH PRAIRIE WARBLER SURVEY
If you see/hear a Prairie Warbler ANYTIME this spring or summer, in ANY part
of the state, please call or email Katie Kahl, MSU graduate student, with
the most specific location description possible. GPS points are best, but
an accurate location description (i.e. distance and direction from the
nearest road or crossroads) works too. Your reports will help in predicting
where Prairie Warblers will choose to breed and assist in the conservation
of Michigan Prairie Warblers.
If you have Prairie Warblers to report or any questions about the study,
please call Katie at 517-896-7372 or email at kahlkath at msu.edu. Your help is
extremely appreciated! Thank you.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 15th,
2006. 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
MICHIGAN BIRDS & NATURAL HISTORY, Volume 12, Number 5 (whole number 57)
(A publication of the Michigan Audubon Society) OUT NOW.
Papers, short-notes, photographs submitted by the Michigan birding community
are encouraged! Contact Allen Chartier at amazilia1 at comcast.net
SUBSCRIPTIONS: $25/1 year (5 issues); $5 single issue. (Subscription covers
current calendar year.)
Michigan Audubon Society, 6011 West St. Joseph Hwy, Suite 403. P.O. Box
80527. Lansing, MI. 48908-0527
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
More information about the Mich-listers