Date: 4/16/18 2:34 pm
From: ddarm ddarm <ddarm...>
Subject: [birders] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert
See the Michigan Rare Bird alert from eBird below.
Dea

Deaver D. Armstrong
<ddarm...>

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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: April 16, 2018 at 8:35:47 AM EDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Michigan Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Snow Goose (1 Berrien)
> Ross's Goose (1 Kalamazoo)
> Trumpeter Swan (6 Berrien)
> White-winged Scoter (2 Kalamazoo)
> Long-tailed Duck (1 Calhoun, 1 Macomb)
> Red-necked Grebe (4 Livingston)
> Green Heron (1 Berrien, 1 Van Buren)
> Whooping Crane (8 Jackson)
> American Avocet (8 Monroe)
> Long-billed Dowitcher (1 Berrien)
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (5 Genesee, 1 Oakland)
> Great Black-backed Gull (5 Genesee)
> Caspian Tern (1 Calhoun)
> Snowy Owl (1 Allegan, 1 Grand Traverse, 1 Livingston, 2 Macomb, 1 Saginaw)
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1 Washtenaw)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 Branch, 2 Cass, 1 Grand Traverse, 2 Isabella)
> Fish Crow (1 Berrien)
> Veery (1 Ottawa)
> Yellow-throated Warbler (1 Washtenaw)
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Allegan, 1 Macomb, 1 Ottawa)
> Brewer's Blackbird (1 Ionia, 1 Muskegon)
> Red Crossbill (2 Allegan)
> Red Crossbill (Douglas-fir or type 4) (2 Chippewa)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Michigan Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Michigan. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35641
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:54 by Chirpin Sher
> - Scottdale Plain (stakeout Black Rail 2007), Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9864187,-86.4328766&ll=41.9864187,-86.4328766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44598361
> - Comments: "Large white goose with grim patch. Sounds different than the Canadas!"
>
> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 13:49 by Tim Cornish
> - 9492–9558 E C Ave, Richland US-MI (42.3906,-85.4446), Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.390575,-85.444561&ll=42.390575,-85.444561
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44601726
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing individual - Small white goose with black primaries, a short stubby and pinkish colored bill. No green patch as with Snowgoose."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Apr 12, 2018 19:40 by Daniel Hosford
> - 9474–9686 Garr Rd, Berrien Springs US-MI (41.9441,-86.3982), Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.944052,-86.398198&ll=41.944052,-86.398198
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44509556
> - Comments: "Large swan with complete black bill. Sitting in field."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 13:52 by David Ferris
> - 9645 Garr Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan, US (41.946, -86.398), Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9462289,-86.3981324&ll=41.9462289,-86.3981324
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44600421
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "white swan. Large, sloped black bill. V shape at bill base between eyes"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:54 by Chirpin Sher
> - Scottdale Plain (stakeout Black Rail 2007), Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9864187,-86.4328766&ll=41.9864187,-86.4328766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44598361
> - Comments: "Large white swam with black V coming down toward bill. In a field near Shawnee and Garr roads. "
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:05 by Ray Ostrander
> - Shawnee X Garr, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9458939,-86.3985443&ll=41.9458939,-86.3985443
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44600541
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing in same field as reported yest PM."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:05 by Marie Ostrander
> - Shawnee X Garr, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9458939,-86.3985443&ll=41.9458939,-86.3985443
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44594326
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing in same field as reported yest PM."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:50 by Brynja Davis
> - Shawnee/Garr, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.947426,-86.4030075&ll=41.947426,-86.4030075
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44605876
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) (4)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 12:43 by Tim Cornish
> - Gull Lake Ministries, Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3921259,-85.39042&ll=42.3921259,-85.39042
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599228
> - Comments: "Continuing - along the SE shore across from Gull Lake Ministries . Dark ducks with odd shaped bills and prominent white wing patches that were visible when they would periodically display/stretch out their wings in posturing behavior. County Bird for me."
>
> White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) (4)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 19:20 by Mike Cook
> - Gull Lake Ministries Conference Center (by permission only) (42.3914,-85.3907), Kalamazoo, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.391431,-85.390651&ll=42.391431,-85.390651
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44614261
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing on Gull Lake. Dark duck with obvious white wing patch. Distant photos through 1250mm Scope."
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 10:39 by Dale Kennedy
> - Duck Lake WTP, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3777,-84.77773&ll=42.3777,-84.77773
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44593271
> - Comments: "continuing"
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:15 by Eric Domurat
> - Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5796301,-82.8032684&ll=42.5796301,-82.8032684
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44611001
> - Comments: "Female close to shore in the Point Rosa Cove"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:54 by P W
> - Thompson Lake (Howell), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6112854,-83.9122868&ll=42.6112854,-83.9122868
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44612020
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:30 by John Kippe
> - Thompson Lake (Howell), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6112854,-83.9122868&ll=42.6112854,-83.9122868
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44610012
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Middle of lake with loons"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:00 by Edward Lewandowski
> - Thompson Lake (Howell), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6112854,-83.9122868&ll=42.6112854,-83.9122868
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44609057
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Found by Kristy Gallo
> Rain lightning and distance made it hard to get a good shot"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 12:31 by Kristy Reske
> - Thompson Lake (Howell), Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6112854,-83.9122868&ll=42.6112854,-83.9122868
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44598120
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:15 by Rita Wetmore
> - Bond street boat launch south of dam-Niles, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.815642,-86.260243&ll=41.815642,-86.260243
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44614160
> - Comments: "This small heron was in one of the smaller cattail-surrounded water areas just before the main marshy ponds. It rose up silently, neck extended upward and feet hanging down. After a brief flight it landed momentarily at the edge of the larger pond. I could see through the brush and trees that it made several small flights and stops before I lost sight of it. I was unable to relocate the bird."
>
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:10 by Kenneth Bishop
> - Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Van Buren, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2934372,-85.7855415&ll=42.2934372,-85.7855415
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44616163
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Unmistakable. Photos. Nice early bird!"
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:15 by linda ar
> - 6969–7209 N Stoney Lake Rd, Jackson US-MI (42.1603,-84.2886), Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.160293,-84.288605&ll=42.160293,-84.288605
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44603849
> - Comments: "Continuing.
> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/23597882@N07/40781890174/in/dateposted-public/" title="Whooping Crane - Jackson co. MI"><img src="https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/40781890174_3de42b2142_b.jpg" alt="Whooping Crane - Jackson co. MI" /></a><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/23597882@N07/40781890994/in/dateposted-public/" title="Whooping Crane - Jackson co. MI"><img src="https://farm1.staticflickr.com/881/40781890994_5d951cbea4_b.jpg" alt="Whooping Crane - Jackson co. MI" /></a>"
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:04 by Bill Buckingham
> - Jackson, MI 49201, Jackson US-MI (42.1712,-84.2742), Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.171199,-84.274162&ll=42.171199,-84.274162
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44612615
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Feeding with Sandhills cranes in corn stubble field. Seen earlier in the day in surrounding fields. Leg bands."
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:04 by R Green
> - M50 west of Gillis Rd., Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1708211,-84.2746288&ll=42.1708211,-84.2746288
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44616047
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Continuing in area."
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 13:08 by R Green
> - Stoney Lake Rd. from Benton to Taylorfield area., Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1601971,-84.2874718&ll=42.1601971,-84.2874718
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44615412
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing in the general area of my neighborhood. Raining pretty good most of the time I was there.
> The first photo is a Flickr link. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/90845469@N05/26613360507/in/dateposted-public/" title="P1020283"><img src="https://farm1.staticflickr.com/806/26613360507_31a8124571_z.jpg" alt="P1020283" /></a>"
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 13, 2018 11:30 by Jim Mohr
> - Stony Lake, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.156619,-84.2798138&ll=42.156619,-84.2798138
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44588828
> - Comments: "grazing with Sandhill Cranes"
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 13, 2018 11:30 by Jim Mohr
> - Stony Lake, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.156619,-84.2798138&ll=42.156619,-84.2798138
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44589169
> - Comments: "large white Crane in open field, grazing with Sandhill Cranes. Numerous bands on leg."
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 16, 2018 07:03 by R Green
> - Stony Lake - North Shore, Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1602526,-84.2816067&ll=42.1602526,-84.2816067
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44625065
> - Comments: "Continuing. Observed at the Sandhill Crane roosting area on the NE side of the lake."
>
> Whooping Crane (Grus americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 16:45 by R Green
> - Taylorfield Rd. at the end., Jackson, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1664141,-84.2840028&ll=42.1664141,-84.2840028
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44616464
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing in area. While searching the fields for it in separate vehicles with B. Buckingham, I observed it flying over Taylorfield Rd. as it relocated from N. Stony Lake Rd. area to Brooklyn Rd. (M50) area. Later it was observed working its way back toward Stony Lake."
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 10:30 by Robert Irwin
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44597738
> - Comments: "Landed about 15 feet away from me on North Causeway along long pond unit. Large white shorebird with black wings and pinkish orange breeding coloration on head and neck. Upturned black bill. Flew off south into long pond near large group of Caspian Terns while trying to get camera out of waterproof bag, but easily identified."
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by Heidi Hargesheimer
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44606835
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by Chris Wallace
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44616574
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by George Reasoner
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44601553
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by Heidi Dodson
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44602024
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by Daniel Karrick
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596170
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by Kathy Gravlin
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44605539
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) (4) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 08:53 by BirdClass 2018
> - Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.0146112,-83.2001495&ll=42.0146112,-83.2001495
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44594780
> - Comments: "4 breedingplumage Birds. Photos"
>
> Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 14:06 by David Ferris
> - Scottdale Plain (stakeout Black Rail 2007), Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9864187,-86.4328766&ll=41.9864187,-86.4328766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44601340
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Long bill shorebird. Stocky neck, round body, swallowed tennis ball look."
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:40 by Jeff Buecking
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44618266
> - Comments: "Adult, seen resting on the near sand bar about 200 yds away. Dark gray mantle, just smaller than HEGU. Yellow legs"
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:05 by Chris DeWolfe
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44623325
> - Comments: "Between ring and herring in size, slate colored, rather than
> black back. Yellow legs. One photographed if necessary."
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:05 by Thomas Baumgart
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44610350
> - Comments: "Between ring and herring in size, slate colored, rather than
> black back. Yellow legs. One photographed if necessary. One bird at the dam and another in the water near the Stanley Rd launch."
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:05 by Jake Hill
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44623326
> - Comments: "Between ring and herring in size, slate colored, rather than
> black back. Yellow legs. One photographed if necessary."
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:30 by Wade Wines II
> - Holloway Reservoir, Columbiaville US-MI (43.1185,-83.4630), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.118477,-83.462982&ll=43.118477,-83.462982
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44615054
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Off the dam. Obvious. Small darker mantled adult with yellow legs"
>
> Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 10, 2018 18:40 by Edward Lewandowski
> - Walled Lake (Novi), Oakland, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.513614,-83.4806442&ll=42.513614,-83.4806442
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44610416
> - Comments: "Distant views but wing color and bird size not large enough to be a GBBG as compared to Ring Bills and Herring."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:40 by Jeff Buecking
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44618266
> - Comments: "2 adults and 1 second-cycle. Both adults were on the near sandbar about 200 yards away and were seen alongside both Herring & Ring-billed Gulls which they were noticeably larger than and had jet-black mantles, clean white heads and much thicker bills. The 2nd cycle was in the water perhaps 300 yds away - same stocky appearance and large size compared to HEGU & RBGU with some black patches above."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (8)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:05 by Thomas Baumgart
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44610350
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Large billed, hulk of a gull. Noticeably larger than herring in size and absolutely dwarfing ring-billed. Jet black back in case of adult. One second cycle bird with very white head, large black bill and checkerboard black and white back. Highest inland count I’ve ever recorded for this species. 3 easily counted from the dam and another five from Wolverine campground. Thanks to Chris DeWolfe who found the dam birds and contacted me about the loon numbers. Great afternoon of birding despite the terrible weather."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (5)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:05 by Chris DeWolfe
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44623325
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Large billed, hulk of a gull. Noticeably larger than herring in size and absolutely dwarfing ring-billed. Jet black back in case of adult. One first cycle bird with very white head, large black bill and checkerboard black and white back. Highest inland count I’ve ever recorded for this species. 3 easily counted from the dam and another five from Wolverine campground."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (8)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:05 by Jake Hill
> - Holloway Reservoir (Genesee Co.), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1150933,-83.4629116&ll=43.1150933,-83.4629116
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44623326
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Large billed, hulk of a gull. Noticeably larger than herring in size and absolutely dwarfing ring-billed. Jet black back in case of adult. One first cycle bird with very white head, large black bill and checkerboard black and white back. Highest inland count I’ve ever recorded for this species. 3 easily counted from the dam and another five from Wolverine campground."
>
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (5)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:30 by Wade Wines II
> - Holloway Reservoir, Columbiaville US-MI (43.1185,-83.4630), Genesee, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.118477,-83.462982&ll=43.118477,-83.462982
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44615054
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "1 likely 3rd cycle bird just off the dam into water. 4 adults. 3 were far out and identified when I arrived by size and dark black mantles through scope. 1 obvious adult next to the dam. Thanks to T.B. for the heads-up!"
>
> Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:03 by Gordon Green
> - Fairview Cemetery/Homer Sewage Ponds, Calhoun, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.1559594,-84.8141313&ll=42.1559594,-84.8141313
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44605014
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Pics. Large tern with large orange bill"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:18 by Tim Ward
> - 1–341 Tittabawassee Rd, Merrill US-MI (43.4816,-84.3682), Saginaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.481556,-84.368204&ll=43.481556,-84.368204
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44610810
> - Comments: "Has been sited in this area many times this winter. Big white owl sitting in field."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 12, 2018 15:45 by Mike Mora
> - 3481 58th St, Hamilton US-MI (42.6720,-86.1125), Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.672037,-86.112467&ll=42.672037,-86.112467
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44604756
> - Comments: "Male and female"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 15:15 by Gerri Erickson
> - Chums Corners area, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6765419,-85.6630397&ll=44.6765419,-85.6630397
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44608321
> - Comments: "The new white one, once again on house on Heartland."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 16, 2018 07:25 by Mark Salminen
> - Fowlerville-Nicholson & Judd Rds-private residence, Livingston, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6279455,-84.1112177&ll=42.6279455,-84.1112177
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44624578
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Sitting in field southeast of Nicholson Rd and Judd Rd. Same location as several months ago."
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 10, 2018 11:30 by Mark Bilicki
> - Harley Ensign boat launch, Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.5929166,-82.7750731&ll=42.5929166,-82.7750731
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44600638
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Fairly common this year"
>
> Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 17:55 by Lori Schutz
> - I-94 W, Chesterfield US-MI (42.6311,-82.8498), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.631056,-82.849811&ll=42.631056,-82.849811
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44613429
> - Comments: "One soggy snowy owl in median to on ramp of 94 "
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) (1)
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 17:10 by Juliet Berger
> - Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3007381,-83.6628628&ll=42.3007381,-83.6628628
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44588549
> - Comments: "Spending the winter in the conservatory full of tropical flowering plants. Must have entered through the roof vents. Fltting among flowers near the Koi Pond. There are some very low purple flowers, just a few inches from the ground, which she prefers, on hosta-like plants with striped leaves Continuing female."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 12:22 by Fred Zilch
> - 1259 Haight Rd, Branch, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.788635,-84.8326269&ll=41.788635,-84.8326269
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44624040
> - Comments: "Continuing. "
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 08:15 by Kramer Gary
> - 1497 W Blue Grass Rd, Deerfield US-MI (43.5740,-84.8770), Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.574021,-84.877003&ll=43.574021,-84.877003
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44625338
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 10:00 by Kramer Gary
> - 1497 W Blue Grass Rd, Deerfield US-MI (43.5740,-84.8770), Isabella, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.573984,-84.877023&ll=43.573984,-84.877023
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44591690
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "continuing...see photo"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 12:19 by Korine Bachleda
> - Old Farm Home, Cass, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9264465,-85.7616134&ll=41.9264465,-85.7616134
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44601501
> - Comments: "Our immature one so maybe we have 2 since this morning he didn’t look so scruffy- it is raining..."
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 08:59 by Korine Bachleda
> - Old Farm Home, Cass, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.9264465,-85.7616134&ll=41.9264465,-85.7616134
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44595296
> - Comments: "More mature than before 🙂"
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 09:45 by Mary Ellen Newport
> - Rainbow Pond, Grand Traverse, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6164003,-85.7293653&ll=44.6164003,-85.7293653
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44594489
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "will try for photo. at suet feeder. crimson head, bright white wing patches. 100% certain."
>
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 14:54 by Evelyn Kirkwood
> - Three Oaks Sewage Ponds, Berrien, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.8029582,-86.6293806&ll=41.8029582,-86.6293806
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44606101
> - Comments: "We heard one calling periodically (2-note nasal caw) from a stationary spot out of sight from the observation area for about 15 minutes. Then 2 flew over ponds calling. All black, relatively small head. Appeared to have slightly more pointed wings than American Crow. Headed south. Fish crows had been know to frequent former nearby Forest Lawn Landfill in previous years."
>
> Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 15:54 by Elizabeth Notman
> - Upper Macatawa Natural Area, Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.8093809,-85.9789181&ll=42.8093809,-85.9789181
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44611757
> - Comments: "Hopped up on log with HETHs, so easy to compare. Light reddish overall with much paler spotting on breast, also was very light underneath, including flanks. "
>
> Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 09:48 by Darrin O'Brien
> - Washtenaw - Prairie Oaks Ecological Station (private), Washtenaw, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2514963,-83.8662332&ll=42.2514963,-83.8662332
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44607650
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Photo taken. At feeder briefly."
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 06:57 by Mary Trombley
> - 38169 Chartier St, Harrison Township US-MI (42.5787,-82.8460), Macomb, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.578661,-82.84604&ll=42.578661,-82.84604
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596414
> - Comments: "Continues"
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 09:00 by Carl & Judi Manning
> - Amaze! (Private), Ottawa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.846343,-86.2037604&ll=42.846343,-86.2037604
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44600878
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 06:57 by Rick Brigham
> - Home, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.6420724,-86.2109613&ll=42.6420724,-86.2109613
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44615425
> - Comments: "Pix"
>
> Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) (5)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 18:00 by Kevin Thomas
> - Home Yard, Ionia, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.946645,-84.9959139&ll=42.946645,-84.9959139
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44612114
> - Comments: "birds seen and heard calling. All 5 of the Brewers were together in trees over feeders singing. Four males and female, female had dark eye, males thinner with thinner bill, song was more of kweshee similar to grackle but much more subdued. Rustys were also present in trees and field along with many grackles, red-wings and cowbirds. Rustys had much longer and gurguly song, seemed chunkier. Grackles larger with long tail."
>
> Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 10:00 by Brad Heath
> - Ridgeview Drive, Muskegon, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.1429569,-86.2755489&ll=43.1429569,-86.2755489
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44604553
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Green-cast to body (difficult to discern in photo due to poor light), shorter tail than grackle, very light almost white eye."
>
> Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:25 by Dave Allen
> - Carl’s House, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.731745,-86.174908&ll=42.731745,-86.174908
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596941
> - Media: 6 Photos
> - Comments: "Pics, continuing at feeder"
>
> Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2)
> - Reported Apr 15, 2018 11:25 by Eric Gustafson
> - Carl’s House, Allegan, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.731745,-86.174908&ll=42.731745,-86.174908
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596906
> - Media: 6 Photos
> - Comments: "Pics, continuing at feeder"
>
> Red Crossbill (Douglas-fir or type 4) (Loxia curvirostra (type 4)) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 12:30 by Brendan Klick
> - Whitefish Point, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.769001,-84.9530029&ll=46.769001,-84.9530029
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44591012
> - Media: 2 Audio
> - Comments: "3 birds feeding by the side of the road. Recording confirmed by Tim Spahr."
>
> Red Crossbill (Douglas-fir or type 4) (Loxia curvirostra (type 4)) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Apr 14, 2018 12:30 by More Mudflats
> - Whitefish Point, Chippewa, Michigan
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.769001,-84.9530029&ll=46.769001,-84.9530029
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44594096
> - Media: 2 Audio
> - Comments: "3 birds feeding by the side of the road. Recording confirmed by Tim Spahr."
>
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