UP Winter Trip report

Alison Világ owlers6 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 11:12:34 EST 2009


Hello,

I and 3 other birders from Southwestern Michigan spent January 9th through
11th birding the Upper Peninsula.

Here are the more notable sightings:

Sharp-tailed Grouse - 2 near 9 Mile at the intersection of either Ridge or
Shunk south of the Soo (1-09)

Glaucous Gull - 1 immature in Sault Ste. Marie (1-11)

Snowy Owl - 4 birds seen in Chippewa Co.; 2 along Centerline Rd. north of
M-48 (1-09), and 2 along Hantz Rd. north of M-48 (1-11)

Northern Hawk Owl - 1 southeast of Pickford, slightly east of the M-48/M-129
jct. (1-09), and 1 slightly south of the McCabe/M-48 intersection (1-09 &
1-11)

American Three-toed Woodpecker - 1 female east of US-41 just south of the
Baraga/Houghton County line

Black-backed Woodpecker - 1 female in Marquette County along the trail into
the McCormick Tract (trailhead is off of Peshekee Grade)

Boreal Chickadee - 2+ along trail into the McCormick Tract in Marquette
County

Bohemian Waxwing - a few hundred a mile or so south of Grand Marais along
M-77

Pine Grosbeak - Common along Riverside Dr.; a few at Peshekee Grade and
along M-28 west of Seney

Red Crossbill - 2-3 females in Baraga County, along Baraga Plains Rd.

Evening Grosbeak - 2 at a feeder along Ranger Rd. in Chippewa County

White-winged Crossbills and Common Redpolls were abundant throughout the
trip.

Alison Világ
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